National institutes of health research plan on rehabilitation

NIH Medical Rehabilitation Coordinating Committee (all offices in Bethesda, MD)

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Abstract

One in 5 Americans experiences disability that affects daily function because of impairments in mobility, impairments in cognitive function, sensory impairment, or communication impairment. The need for rehabilitation strategies to optimize function and reduce disability is a clear priority for research to address this public health challenge. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) recently published a Research Plan on Rehabilitation that provides a set of priorities to guide the field over the next 5 years. The plan was developed with input from multiple institutes and centers within the NIH, the National Advisory Board for Medical Rehabilitation Research, and the public. This article provides an overview of the need for this research plan, an outline of its development, and a listing of six priority areas for research.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number713004
JournalAmerican Journal of Occupational Therapy
Volume71
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - May 1 2017
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Occupational Therapy

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    NIH Medical Rehabilitation Coordinating Committee (all offices in Bethesda, MD) (2017). National institutes of health research plan on rehabilitation. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 71(3), [713004]. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2017.713004