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5.8.1 – Activities of Daily Living (ADL)

Measure (Authors, Year) Generic vs Specific, Purpose Administration, Number of Items, Number of Domains Measurement Properties

Assessment of Motor and Process Skills (AMPS)23,24

Generic

Evaluative and Descriptive

Performance-based/observation

36 items

(16 ADL motor skills and 20 ADL process skills)

2 domains

(ADL Motor Ability and ADL Process Ability)

Reliability: Good internal consistency (multi-faceted Rasch equivalent of Cronbach's alpha > 0.9029

High interrater reliability (r > 0.90)30

High test-retest reliability (r > 0.90)31

Validity: Construct validity in a sample of people living with HIV32

Numerous studies demonstrating cross-cultural validity.

23Fisher A.G., Bray Jones K: Assessment of Motor and Process Skills. Vol. 1: Development, Standardization, and Administration Manual (7th ed.) Fort Collins, CO: Three Star Press; 2010a.

24Fisher A.G., Bray Jones K. Assessment of Motor and Process Skills. Vol. 2: User Manual (7th ed.) Fort Collins, CO: Three Star Press; 2010b.

29Fisher, A.G. (1990, April). Assessing motor and process skills in the elderly. Paper presented at the annual Conference of the American Occupational Therapy Association.

30Fisher, A. G., Liu, Y., Velozo, C. A., & Pan, A. W. (1992). Cross-cultural assessment of process skills. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 46, 876-885.

31Fisher A.G., Bray Jones K: Assessment of Motor and Process Skills. Vol. 1: Development, Standardization, and Administration Manual (7th ed.) Fort Collins, CO: Three Star Press; 2010a.

32Merritt BK, Gahagan J, Kottorp A. HIV and disability: A pilot study exploring the use of the Assessment of Motor and Process Skills (AMPS) to measure daily life performance. Journal of the International AIDS Society. 2013;16:1-8. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3551982/pdf/JIAS-16-17339.pdf.