Wen-Hsuan Hou, Hung-Yi Chiou, Feng-Hang Chang; Validation of the Mandarin Version of the Activity Measure for Post-Acute Care (AM–PAC) “6-Clicks” Among Patients in Acute Rehabilitation. Am J Occup Ther 2020;74(3):7403205070. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2019.035725
Download citation file:
© 2021 American Occupational Therapy Association
Importance: A standardized functional measure that can be used across rehabilitation care settings in Taiwan is urgently needed.
Objective: To generate a Mandarin version of the Activity Measure for Post-Acute Care (AM–PAC) “6-Clicks” for patients in acute care.
Design: Mixed-methods study with a cross-sectional design.
Setting: Acute care wards of three teaching hospitals in Taiwan.
Participants: A sample of 231 neurological patients in acute care (62.3% female; mean age = 63.2 yr, standard deviation = 14.6).
Outcomes and Measures: The 6-Clicks consist of three subscales: Basic Mobility, Daily Activity, and Applied Cognition. They were translated into Mandarin, and their internal consistency, test–retest reliability, interrater reliability, and convergent validity were tested.
Results: All subscales of the Mandarin version of the 6-Clicks showed good internal consistency (α = .97–.98). Test–retest and interrater reliabilities were excellent for all subscales (intraclass correlation coefficients >.8). Convergent validity was supported by strong correlations of the Basic Mobility and Daily Activity subscales with the Barthel Index (r = .73 and .72, respectively) and between the Applied Cognition subscale and the Montreal Cognitive Assessment (r = .82).
Conclusion: Our results provide psychometric evidence supporting the use of the Mandarin version of the 6-Clicks in acute care settings in Taiwan.
What This Article Adds: This study confirms the appropriateness of the use of the Mandarin version of the AM–PAC “6-Clicks” with patients in acute rehabilitation, making it a valuable addition to validated measures available for use by occupational therapists in Taiwan.
For full access to this article, sign in to an existing account, or purchase an annual subscription.
This PDF is available to Subscribers Only
For full access to this pdf, sign in to an existing account, or purchase an annual subscription.