Participation Measure for Post-acute Care
The participation measure for post-acute care (PM-PAC) is designed to measure patient-reported changes in participation as a result of interventions and/or services provided in the outpatient or home-care environment (i.e., post-acute setting) (Gandek et al. 2007). It consists of 51 items in nine domains necessary for participation: mobility (eight items); role functioning (five items); community, social, and civic life (ten items); domestic life/self-care (three items); economic life (four items); interpersonal relationships (five items); communication (six items); work (five items); and education (five items). Response options vary depending upon the item with the majority using a 5-category response schema. Higher values indicate few limitations or greater satisfaction in participation. The nine domains may be individually summed to yield domain scores; a total score, summing across domains, is not recommended.
A computerized adaptive testing (CAT)...
References and Readings
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