GAS in rehabilitation

Course Overview

Goal attainment scaling in rehabilitation: a practical guide.

3 CEUs. Purchase access to the questionnaire on this open access journal article. You will be required to read the article and answer multiple choice questions related to the article (you must get 70% and above to qualify for the 3 CEUs).

Objectives of this course:

On completion of this CPD activity, the participant will be able to:
  • Define Goal attainment scaling (GAS)
  • Briefly discuss some advantages to using GAS in a rehabilitation setting
  • Understand and describe the scoring used with GAS
  • Describe the GAS process
You have until 31st December 2021 to complete this task.  




Turner-Stokes L. Goal attainment scaling (GAS) in rehabilitation: a practical guide. Clin Rehabil. 2009 Apr;23(4):362-70. doi: 10.1177/0269215508101742. Epub 2009 Jan 29.

Erratum in: Clin Rehabil. 2010 Feb;24(2):191. PMID: 19179355.

Summary of article

Goal attainment scaling is a technique used for measuring whether goals set have been achieved. This article simplifies the method and process in order to set goals appropriately. This includes setting goals appropriately, measurement on a 5 point scale, quantifying the outcome, calculating a t- score and weighting of goals (optional). The article also includes some practical tips to make the goal attainment process as simple as possible.