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Assessment in Rehabilitation and Health

By Elias Mpofu, Thomas Oakland

Published by Pearson

Published Date: Feb 6, 2009


Assessment in Rehabilitation and Health is the first and only text tailored specifically for students seeking a structured foundation of knowledge of tests and related assessment practices commonly used by health professionals in their various fields. While other textbooks commonly used in this area of study often offer a broader and more sweeping look at assessment practices and theories, Assessment in Rehabilitation and Health focuses closely on the standardized and clinical methods of health assessment in regards to rehabilitation counseling, communication and speech disorders, occupational therapy, neuropsychology, physiotherapy, and physical medicine.


Each chapter is structured using the common framework provided by the World Health Organization’s International Classification of Disability, Functioning and Health (ICF). This framework, which is considered the gold standard by numerous health institutions around the world in regards to concepts and practices in rehabilitation and health, allows students to gain knowledge and learn practices that are consistent with this widely accepted and highly regarded ICF model.


These chapters not only follow this framework, but are also all organized to include the following topics: professional and legal definitions and theories that form the foundation for assessment methods; a brief history of the research and practice methods pertinent to each chapter topic; a listing of assessment methods commonly used in rehabilitation and health related practices; and a discussion of cultural, legislative, and professional issues that impact the use of the specific assessment methods.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Assessment in Rehabilitation and Health

    Preface: Drs Elias Mpofu and Thomas Oakland (see below for contact addresses). 


Part One: Foundations of Assessment

            1. The Context of Assessment in Rehabilitation and Health

Drs. Elias Mpofu, Thomas Oakland (University of Florida), & James T. Herbert ( Penn State University)

(see above for email addresses)


            2. Legal and ethical considerations

                        Dr. Shane Bush



3. Diversity, Utility, fairness and social issues

                        Dr. Samuel Ortiz, St. John’s University




Part Two: Types of Assessments, Norms and the Interpretation of Scores


4. Planning the assessment process

                        Dr. Robert Gray, David Shapiro & Associates,



5. Types of tests and assessments

                        Dr. Nick Benson, Florida International University



6. Statistical concepts

                        Malachy Bishop, University of Kentucky, (,


7. Reliability and validity

                        Dr. Harrison Kane


            8. Standards for selecting tests and other assessment methods

                        Dr. Mary Stafford, University of Houston, Clear Lake



9. Administering, scoring tests, and reporting results

                        Dr. Oliver Edwards, University of Central Florida



10. Clinical interview

Dr. Norman L. Berven, University of Wisconsin-Madison        



11. Forensic assessment

                              Drs. Ralph Crystal, & Alice S. Erickson, University of Kentucky


  12. Social security administration determination evaluations Dr. David R. Cox, Neuropsychology & Rehabilitation Consultants, PC. (


            13. Assessment for work place accommodations                      

Drs. Bruce M. Carrie & Jon A. Sanford (Georgia Tech., GA)

( (



Part Three: Measures of Development and Adjustment


            14. Intelligence

                        Dr. Jack Naglieri, George Mason University



15. Adaptive behavior 

            Drs. Thomas Oakland & Jack Dempster, University of Florida



16. Neuropsychological assessment

Dr Jeanne Blanc -Canada


            17. Achievement

                        Dr. Gordon Taub, University of Central Florida



            18. Personality

                        Dr. Diana Joyce, University of Florida



19. Vocational interests and aptitudes

                        Drs. Gary Peterson,

            (, and Elizabeth Ruff, Florida State University


20. Assessment of vocational and work adjustment

Drs. Vivian M. Larkin, Auburn University

( & Suzanne Tew-Washburn, Troy University      


21. Transition outcomes

Darlene Unger, Virginia Commonwealth University




22. Attitudes

Dr. Frank Lane (Illinois Institute of Technology) & Dr. Stephen R. Pruett, University of Florida



  Part Four: Measures of Participation


23. Measures of physical and functional performance

Drs Chris Chapparo (first author) Michelle Donelly, Anne Hillman, Ev Innes, Lynda Matthews, Judy Ranka, Rod Heard & Kate O'Loughlin, University of Sydney, Australia (


24.  Measures of Independent Living

Dr. Debra Harley, University of Kentucky



25. Measures of Speech and Communication

Dr. Travis T. Threats, St. Louis University        



26. Orientation and mobility —Drs. Richard Long, University of Western Michigan ( and James E. Crews, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, GA. 



27. Health-related quality of Life

Drs. Malachy Bishop, University of Kentucky

 ( & Gloria Lee (University at Buffalo-NY)


28. Occupational functioning

Drs. Ev Innes, Lynda Matthews (University of Sydney, Au), & Kurt Johnson, University of Washington, WA.


29. Family functioning

            Dr. Christine Ryan, Department of Psychiatry & Human Behavior,Brown         

University School of Medicine <>


30. Customer Satisfaction

Lynn Koch, Kent State University



Part Five: Looking ahead


31. The futures of assessment in rehabilitation and health

Thomas Oakland and Elias Mpofu


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