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Research Article  |   March 1989
The Bay Area Functional Performance Evaluation: Development and Standardization
Author Affiliations
  • Dale Houston, MA, OTR, FAOTA, at the time of this study, was Chief of Rehabilitation Services, Langley Porter Psychiatric Institute, University of California at San Francisco. (Mailing address: 804 Marylyn Circle, Petaluma, California 94952.)
  • Susan Lang Williams, MBA, OTR, ATR, is Work Projects Consultant, Community Mental Health Services, San Francisco, California
  • Judith Bloomer, PhD, OTR/L, is employed at the Center for Forensic Psychiatry, Hamilton, Ohio
  • William C. Mann, PhD, OTR, FAOTA, is Director of Graduate Studies and Associate Professor, State University of New York at Buffalo
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Research Article   |   March 1989
The Bay Area Functional Performance Evaluation: Development and Standardization
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, March 1989, Vol. 43, 170-183. doi:10.5014/ajot.43.3.170
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, March 1989, Vol. 43, 170-183. doi:10.5014/ajot.43.3.170
Abstract

The Bay Area Functional Performance Evaluation (BaFPE) was developed in 1977–1978 to meet the need for a reliable and valid instrument for assessing the general functional performance of patients treated in psychiatric occupational therapy. It consists of two subtests, the Task-Oriented Assessment and the Social Interaction Scale. These subtests evaluate two aspects of general functional performance—task-oriented and social behavior—that are important in assessing clients with emotional, cognitive, or behavioral deficits. This article traces the instrument’s standardization over a 10-year period of development and includes a discussion of its theoretical premises, its content, and the revisions to date. Research on the reliability and validity of the BaFPE is summarized.