The Clinical Outcome Measures Electronic Toolkit (COMET) for prosthetics and orthotics (P&O) is available for free download. The COMET provides a database of validated outcome measures geared toward prosthesis and orthosis users and practitioners; it simplifies and standardizes the use of outcome measures in daily clinical practice to inform evidence-based clinical care. Practitioners using COMET are able to select the appropriate measure, administer a test, and immediately receive the result. The toolkit was developed by Orthocare Innovations, Emond, WA, in coordination with the American Orthotic & Prosthetic Association (AOPA) and with the support of a Center for Orthotic and Prosthetic Learning and Outcomes/Evidence-Based Practice Pilot Grant.
Using COMET, practitioners can justify and document the effectiveness of P&O treatments, easily record and score treatment outcome measures, and export PDFs to include in medical records. To use it, start by selecting one or multiple outcome measures for the patient to complete. After the patient completes the measures, COMET instantly calculates the scores and automatically generates a results report that can be exported as a PDF for inclusion in the electronic patient health record or where external documents are supported or needed. It includes timed metrics such as the Timed Up and Go, patient-reported outcomes such as the Socket Comfort Score and Lower Extremity Functional Scale, and surveys such as the Patient Satisfaction Questionnaire.
To use the mobile app, identified as P&O COMET, visit the Google Play store (play.google.com/store/apps/details id=com.orthocareinnnovations.oi_flutter_comet ) or the App store for iOS (apps.apple.com/us/app/p-o-comet/id1583880880 ) to download.