The Rehabilitation Checklist (RCL) is a client-centered instrument, designed to help you accurately determine the needs of clients recovering from injuries and illness with cognitive, physical and/or emotional sequelae. Clients are required to indicate, on a fifty-item checklist, the barriers which prevent or discourage them from returning to their regular life roles. Clients are also required to rate the five most important items by priority. Once this is completed, results can be transferred into their respective scales (physical, cognitive, emotional, psychosocial, employability, and job) and totalled using a simple quick-score format. There is also a Total Rehabilitation subscale for all items chosen and client endorsements of perceived disability relative to varied life roles. Finally, clients are asked to indicate whether their emotional and physical conditions have improved or worsened, and when they expect their life to return to normal. Several subscales have cut off scores indicating psychological risk factors for psychopathology.
The instrument is intended for use by rehabilitation professionals, rehabilitation caseworkers, and vocational and physical rehabilitation personnel. The RCL is a practical and effective tool for early clinical management, problem identification, progress monitoring and the understanding of the impact of injury on your client’s life. By providing a strong focus on the client’s needs, the RCL’s findings enhance and expedite the rehabilitation process.
The measure takes about 5 to 10 minutes to complete, but likely longer for those with weak English literacy skills or other reading impediments.
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