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Shurr Donald G. PT CPO
JPO Journal of Prosthetics and Orthotics: October 1993
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When practitioners understand the components of the scientific process, meaningful clinical research can occur. This process includes consistent, accurate observation and reporting of both the normal and pathological motions either produced or allowed. A normal extension of the reporting process includes comparing objective data with data from similar cases to mark progress. Although thought to be less scientific, using subjective responses is important when evaluating design and fitting.

© 1993 American Academy of Orthotists & Prosthetists