National Institutes of Health Research Plan on Rehabilitation.

Author(s): National Institutes of Health Medical Rehabilitation Coordinating Committee,  O'Mara A,  Rowland JH,  Greenwell TN,  Wiggs CL,  Fleg J,  Joseph L,  McGowan J,  Panagis JS,  Washabaugh C,  Peng GCY,  Bray R,  Cernich AN,  Cruz TH,  Marden S,  Michel ME,  Nitkin R,  Quatrano L,  Spong CY,  Shekim L,  Jones TLZ,  Juliano-Bult D,  Panchinson DM,  Chen DF,  Jakeman L,  Knebel A,  Tully LA,  Chan L,  Damiano D,  Tian B,  McInnes P,  Khalsa P,  Reider E,  Shurtleff D,  Elwood W,  Ballard R,  Ershow AG,  Begg L

Journal: Am J Occup Ther

Date: 2017 May-Jun

Major Program(s) or Research Group(s): COPTRG

PubMed ID: 28422640

PMC ID: PMC5397097

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.