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Goal Attainment Scaling Made Easy With an App

GOALed

Gaffney, Erin, PT, DPT; Gaffney, Kevin, BS; Bartleson, Lori, PT, DPT; Dodds, Cindy, PT, PhD, PCS

doi: 10.1097/PEP.0000000000000602
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Pediatric physical therapists use Goal Attainment Scaling (GAS) in a variety of clinical settings to objectively measure change in individual-, patient- and family-centered goals. Creating, recording, storing, scoring, and interpreting GAS goals have been manually completed. Recently developed GOALed, a GAS app, provides an improved, streamlined approach. The purpose of this special communication is to introduce the GOALed app and demonstrate its use with a case example.

The purpose of this special communication is to introduce the GOALed app for goal attainment scaling and demonstrate its use with a case example.

TIRR Memorial Hermann (Dr E. Gaffney), Houston, Texas; University of Oklahoma (Mr K. Gaffney), Norman, Oklahoma; Dorchester County School District Two (Dr Bartleson), Summerville, South Carolina; Medical University of South Carolina (Drs E. Gaffney and Dodds), Charleston, South Carolina.

Correspondence: Cindy Dodds, PT, PhD, PCS, Division of Physical Therapy, College of Health Professions, Medical University of South Carolina, 151 Rutledge Ave, Bldg B, MSC 962, Charleston, SC 29425 (doddscb@musc.edu).

At the time this article was initially written, Erin Gaffney was a student at the Medical University of South Carolina and an accepted resident at TIRR Memorial Hermann and Kevin Gaffney was a student at the University of Oklahoma. Erin Gaffney is currently an employee of TIRR Memorial Hermann.

The authors declare no conflicts of interest.

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