Many thanks for your interest in Otto Bock’s case history program. The documents included in this kit are intended to help you develop a case history regarding your utilization of Otto Bock devices with your pediatric patients. If you have any questions about the documents in this kit, please contact Sharon Pratt, PT at 303 564 3516.
A case history, unlike a randomized control trial study, focuses on one patient and does not need Institutional Review Board (“IRB”) approval, unless indicated otherwise by your local IRB. Because the case history describes one patient, HIPAA authorization or approval is inapplicable provided that patient confidentiality is protected. However, this does not mean that the results you see, or the conclusions you draw, from the history can’t be significant in terms of impact. In fact, case histories are an important means of documenting clinically interesting cases,
The highly specialized nature of some pediatric disabilities makes it difficult to gather patients in statistically significant numbers to complete a randomized study. A case history, in this setting, is an excellent method for analyzing one case, presenting the problem, describing the intervention, and discussing the outcomes.
Completing the documents below will enable you to produce a well-documented case history, one which will be of value to your colleagues and peers as a reference when they encounter similar cases in their respective practices. Further, the information you gather will contribute to the evidence base at Otto Bock for its pediatric portfolio as well as sharing stories that will help families and therapists understand how products may help support their activities. This means that the story may be shared online or in other materials.
Detailed instructions are provided in the Case History Data Collection Guide available in the downloads below.
Thank you again for your support and effort; it is greatly appreciated.
The Team at Otto Bock HealthCare