Research Article  |   November 2018
Parallel-Forms Reliability and Clinical Utility of an Application Version of the Activity Card Sort Australia (18–64)
Author Affiliations
  • Louise Gustafsson, BOccThy(Hons), PhD, is Professor in Occupational Therapy, School of Allied Health Sciences, Griffith University, Nathan, Queensland, Australia, and Honorary Associate Professor, School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Queensland, St. Lucia, Queensland, Australia; louise.gustafsson@griffith.edu.au
  • Aleysha Martin, BOccThy(Hons), is Occupational Therapist, Mater Hospital, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. At the time of the study, she was Student, School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Queensland, St. Lucia, Queensland, Australia
  • Liane Buijsman, BScOT(Hons), BSc, is Consultant, Heiloo, the Netherlands. At the time of the study, she was Student, Occupational Therapy Department, Amsterdam School of Higher Professional Education, Amsterdam, the Netherlands
  • Soemitro Poerbodipoero, BScOT(Hons), is Lecturer and Head of Education, Occupational Therapy Department, Amsterdam School of Higher Professional Education, Amsterdam, the Netherlands
  • Jacki Liddle, BOccThy(Hons), PhD, is Research Fellow, School of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering, University of Queensland, St. Lucia, Queensland, Australia
  • David Ireland, BEng, MPhil, PhD, is Research Scientist, Australian Ehealth Research Centre, Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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Research Article   |   November 2018
Parallel-Forms Reliability and Clinical Utility of an Application Version of the Activity Card Sort Australia (18–64)
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, November 2018, Vol. 72, 7206205070p1-7206205070p8. doi:10.5014/ajot.2018.028688
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, November 2018, Vol. 72, 7206205070p1-7206205070p8. doi:10.5014/ajot.2018.028688
Abstract

OBJECTIVE. This study examined the parallel-forms reliability of a web application (app) of the Activity Card Sort Australia for adults ages 18–64 and assessed its clinical utility.

METHOD. Forty-eight participants completed the app and card versions of the tool within a 2- to 3-wk interval and provided feedback via a purpose-designed survey. Intraclass correlation analysis tested parallel-forms reliability.

RESULTS. The app demonstrated acceptable parallel-forms reliability for overall retained activity level (r = .75, p < .001), the daily life domain (r = .77, p < .001), and the recreation and relaxation domain (r = .74, p < .001), but not for the physical activity domain (r = .59, p < .001). Clinical utility responses suggested good acceptance of both versions.

CONCLUSION. The results suggest that further studies are required before the app version can be used for research or in clinical settings.