A phased developmental approach to neurorehabilitation research: the science of knowledge building

Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2009 Nov;90(11 Suppl):S3-10. doi: 10.1016/j.apmr.2009.07.008.


A systematic and phased approach to the development of clinical rehabilitation research is needed. Finding ways to adapt such a phased developmental research model from the more familiar pharmaceutical model may enhance both rehabilitation research and the evidence base for decision making in clinical rehabilitation.

Publication types

  • Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural
  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.

MeSH terms

  • Clinical Trials as Topic*
  • Evidence-Based Medicine
  • Health Services Research*
  • Models, Theoretical
  • Randomized Controlled Trials as Topic
  • Rehabilitation*