In a patient-centered care era, rehabilitation can benefit from researcher-clinician collaboration to effectively and efficiently produce the interdisciplinary science that is needed to improve patient-centered outcomes. The authors propose the use of the Forging Alliances in Interdisciplinary Rehabilitation Research (FAIRR) logic model to provide guidance to rehabilitation scientists and clinicians who are committed to growing their involvement in interdisciplinary rehabilitation research. We describe the importance and key characteristics of the FAIRR model for conducting interdisciplinary rehabilitation research.
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From the Departments of Occupational Therapy (SVG, LY-N), Medicine (SVG), and Psychological & Brain Sciences (SVG), Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts; Departments of Occupational Therapy (MAK), and Disability and Human Development (MAK), University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, Illinois; Department of Health Systems, Management and Policy (BM), and Adult and Child Consortium on Health Outcomes Research and Delivery Science (MAK, BM), University of Colorado, Denver, Colorado; Department of Family Medicine, Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts (LY-N, PMG); and Department of Occupational Therapy, Tufts University, Medford, Massachusetts (LT-D).
All correspondence and requests for reprints should be addressed to: Simone V. Gill, PhD, OTR/L, Department of Occupational Therapy, College of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, Sargent College, 635 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02215.
SVG, MAK, and LY-N, are co-lead authors.
Funding: This work was supported in part by NIH grants K12HD055931 (S.V.G., M.A.K., and B.M.) and 1R01MD006213-0181 (P.G. and L.Y.-N.), and W.F. Kellogg Foundation (P3024018) (P.G. and L.Y.-N.).
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