Fang Yu, PhD RN APRN BC-GNP, is assistant professor at the University of Minnesota School of Nursing in Minneapolis, MN.
Using the Omaha System to Examine Outpatient Rehabilitation Problems, Interventions, and Outcomes Between Clients with and Without Cognitive Impairment
Article first published online: 27 MAR 2012
2008 Association of Rehabilitation Nurses
Volume 33, Issue 3, pages 124–131, May-June 2008
How to Cite
Yu, F. and Lang, N. M. (2008), Using the Omaha System to Examine Outpatient Rehabilitation Problems, Interventions, and Outcomes Between Clients with and Without Cognitive Impairment. Rehabilitation Nursing, 33: 124–131. doi: 10.1002/j.2048-7940.2008.tb00216.x
- Issue published online: 27 MAR 2012
- Article first published online: 27 MAR 2012
- cognitive impairment;
- Omaha System;
A retrospective cohort design was used to examine whether the Omaha System was useful in documenting differences in outpatient rehabilitation problems, interventions, and outcomes between clients with cognitive impairment and those with intact cognition. The sample included 201 clients who had been admitted to a comprehensive outpatient rehabilitation facility. The results showed no statistically significant differences in the prevalence of main Omaha problems, interventions, and outcomes between the two groups; however, clients with cognitive impairment experienced fewer changes in knowledge and behavior associated with neuro-musculo-skeletal function and pain than clients with intact cognition. These findings are consistent with an earlier report published by the authors that used standard instruments and indicate that the Omaha System can be valuable for rehabilitation clinical practice and research.