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Reproducibility of three self-report participation measures: The ICF Measure of Participation and Activities Screener, the Participation Scale, and the Utrecht Scale for Evaluation of Rehabilitation-Participation.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: To assess the reproducibility of 3 participation measures.

DESIGN: Repeated administration of a postal questionnaire with a 2-week interval.

PARTICIPANTS: Outpatients (n = 47) from 2 rehabilitation centres and a university hospital in The Netherlands.

METHODS: Measures were the ICF Measure of Participation and Activities Screener (IMPACT-S), the Participation Scale, and the Utrecht Scale for Evaluation of Rehabilitation-Participation (USER-P). Test-retest reliability was analysed using Cohen's weighted kappa and the intraclass correlation coefficient (ICC). Agreement was expressed as the standard error of measurement and the smallest detectable change (SDC), substantiated as the ratio between the SDC and the standard deviation (SDC/SD).

RESULTS: ICC values of the IMPACT-S were 0.54-0.90 for the scale scores, 0.92 and 0.74 for sub-total scores Activities and Participation, and 0.88 for the total score. The ICC of the Participation Scale was 0.82. The ICC of the USER-P was 0.65 for the Frequency scale, 0.85 for the Restrictions scale, and 0.84 for the Satisfaction scale. The SDC/SD ratios for all measures were small (0.11-0.28) at the group level, but large (0.78-1.91) at the individual level. Most participants found all measures relevant and easy to complete.

CONCLUSION: All 3 measures showed generally satisfying reproducibility and were acceptable to the participants.

More information

Type
Journal Article
Author
Zee CH
Priesterbach AR
Dussen L
Kap A
Schepers VP M
Visser-Meily JM A
Post MW M
Year of Publication
2010
Journal
Journal of rehabilitation medicine
Volume
42
Issue
8
Number of Pages
752-7
Language
eng
ISSN Number
1651-2081
DOI
10.2340/16501977-0589
Alternate Journal
J Rehabil Med
Publication Language
eng