Outcome Measurement Research


Richard Siegert

Phone: +64 9 921 9999 Ext 7885

Email: richard.siegert@aut.ac.nz


PCRC's purpose is to produce and promote high quality research enhancing knowledge in disability, rehabilitation and diversity. The Outcomes Cluster has a major focus on Outcomes that matter – Addressing meaning and measurement. We aim to enhance the evaluation of rehabilitation and health outcomes through measurement development, measurement sciences, education, consultancy and community engagement.


  1. Further the science of outcomes measurement through methodological research
  2. Explore the underlying concepts of measurement domains (e.g. what matters most to
    patients, clinicians, service providers, insurance companies, the Ministry)
  3. To develop robust measures of process, outcome and quality of life in health and
    rehabilitation (applied research)
  4. Build research capacity (courses, postgraduate education, undergraduate and
    postgraduate students)
  5. Support clinicians and service leads in the use and interpretation of their
    outcomes data (consultancy, joint projects, outcomes network)
  6. Consolidate existing and develop new (inter)national research collaborations

Associated Publications:



Journal Articles

Levack, W. M. M., Weatherall, M., Hay-Smith, E. J. C., Dean, S.,McPherson, K. M., &Siegert, R. J.(2015). Goal setting and strategies to enhance goal pursuit for adults with acquired disability participating in rehabilitation. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 2014(8).

Krageloh, C., & Shepherd, G. (2015). Quality of life of community-dwelling retirement-aged New Zealanders: The effects of volunteering, income, and being part of a religious community. Voluntas: International Journal of Voluntary and Nonprofit Organizations, 26(6), 2462-2478

Medvedev, O.,Siegert, R. J., Billington, R.,Jang, Y., Feng, J., &Krageloh, C. (2015). How to improve the precision of the Mindful Attention Awareness Scale using a Rasch model. Mindfulness, 2016(7), 384-395

Moens, K.,Siegert, R. J., Taylor, S., Namisango, E., & Harding, R. (2015). Symptom clusters in people living with HIV attending five sub-Saharan African palliative care facilities: a hierarchical cluster analysis. PloS One, May 2015

Osborne, T., Ramsenthaler, C., Schey, S.,Siegert, R. J., Edmonds, P., & Higginson, I. J. (2015). Improving the assessment of quality of life in the clinical care of myeloma patients: The development of the Myeloma Patient Outcome Questionnaire (MyPOS). BMC Cancer, 15(280)

Krageloh, C., Henning, M. A.,Billington, R., & Hawken, S. J. (2015). The relationship between quality of life and spirituality, religiousness, and personal beliefs of medical students. Academic Psychiatry, 39(1), 85-89

Elder H,Kersten P(2015). Whakawhiti korero, a method for the development of a cultural assessment tool, Te Waka Kuaka in Maori traumatic brain injury. Behavioural Neurology. 2015 (Article ID 137402)

Czuba, K., Kersten, P., Smith, G., Barker-Collo, S., Taylor, W., McPherson, K.M. (2015). Measuring neurobehavioral functioning in people with traumatic brain injury: Rasch analysis of Neurobehavioral Functioning Inventory. Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation.

Olds, M., Ellis, R., Donaldson, K., & Kersten, P. (2015). Risk factors which predispose first-time anterior traumatic shoulder dislocations to recurrent instability in adults: A systematic review and meta-analysis. British Journal of Sports Medicine, Early online

Nunnerley, J., Dunn, J., McPherson, K.M., Hooper, G., Woodfield, T. (2015). Return to work for severely injured survivors of the Christchurch earthquake: influences in the first 2 years. Disability & Rehabilitation. Early online.

Mudge, S., Rewi, D., &Channon, A.(2015). Identifying an outcome measure to assess the impact of Mobility Dogs. Disability and Rehabilitation: Assistive Technology, 1-11.

Kersten, P., Czuba, K., McPherson,

K. M., Dudley, M., Elder, H., Tauroa, R., & Vandal, A. (2015). A systematic review of evidence for the psychometric properties of the Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire. International Journal of Behavioral Development

Krageloh, C., Czuba, K., Billington, R., Siegert, R. J., Kersten, P. (2015). Using feedback from patient-reported outcome measures in mental health services: A scoping study and typology. Psychiatric Services, 66(3), 224-241