Jane E. O'Brien

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Pediatric client-centered intervention planning is particularly complex because children, parents, and professionals must form a "tridactic" partnership and reach a shared understanding for therapy. Therapists may use child self-reports to facilitate children's involvement in this process. The purpose of this study was to understand how therapists used and(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the responsiveness, examine the scoring range and determine the efficiency of a multidimensional computer adaptive testing version of the Pediatric Evaluation of Disability Inventory (PEDI-MCAT) for children admitted to inpatient pulmonary rehabilitation. METHODS The PEDI-MCAT was completed by clinician report for 30 infants and(More)
BACKGROUND Children with tracheotomy receive health care from an array of providers within various hospital and community health system sectors. Previous studies have highlighted substandard health information exchange between families and these sectors. The aim of this study was to investigate the perceptions and experiences of parents and providers with(More)
The Post-Acute Acuity Rating for Children (PAARC) is the first known acuity rating intended to reflect medical severity based on age, reason for admission, diagnoses, dependence in activities of daily living, and technology reliance for children admitted to post-acute care rehabilitation hospitals. Content validity was tested using an expert panel scoring(More)
OBJECTIVE To generate consensus on the reasons why children with airway support transfer between acute and post-acute care; develop a minimum data set to transmit between care settings; and examine transfer reports to determine the frequency of data set content. STUDY DESIGN Two consensus development meetings were conducted of acute and post-acute care(More)
In this descriptive study, we examined changes in invasive and non-invasive airway support; studied the rates of home discharge vs. long-term care or acute hospitalization; and examined the relationship between the level of airway support and discharge to home for 92 children (<3 years of age) with 104 admission-discharge episodes to a consortium of(More)
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