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Title: Innovations in Measuring Spinal Cord Injury
Type of Symposium: Instructional Symposium       
Educational Objectives: On completion of this symposium participants will be able to
- Discuss pros and cons of the Spinal Cord Injury Functional Index (SCI-FI)and the Shriners Hospitals for Children (SHC) Pediatric Measure (SHC-Pediatric Measure)
- Appreciate the advantages of having the capability to measure function in a continuous way across the lifespan and describe how adult and pediatric measures can be linked
- Discuss considerations in selecting short form vs. computer adaptive (CAT) functional measures for SCI clinical practice and research
- Explain how innovative adult and pediatric SCI functional assessments can be incorporated to advance SCI research and clinical practice

This course will focus on advancing measurement skills among SCI researchers and care providers by reviewing the Spinal Cord Injury Functional Index (SCI-FI) and the SHC-Pediatric Measure, two functional measures developed for the adult and pediatric spinal cord injured populations, respectively. Course content will include results of a longitudinal study using the SCI-FI.  Work to link the SCI-FI and SHC-Pediatric Measure measures to enable the assessment of functional abilities across the lifespan will be presented and factors in determining method of administration (e.g., short forms or computer adaptive tests) will be discussed. The course will conclude with a discussion of how these innovative SCI functional measures can be used to advance spinal cord injury research and clinical practice.

Symposium Organizer:
John Doe, PhD

Susan Doe, PT
University Public Health 

Tom Doe, MA
Institute for Rehabilitation

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Hospitals for Children #123456

Draft Schedule:
0:00 – 0:20      SCI-FI: Results (John Doe)
0:20 – 0:40      Linking Functional Measures (Susan Doe)
0:40 – 0:60      Considerations for Using Measures (Laura Doe)
0:60 – 0:90      Discussion

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