Objective and subjective measures: Assessment of three measures of participation among people with spinal cord injuries
Topics in Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation
Year, Volume, Issue, Page(s):
2010, vol. 15, issue 4, pp 16-25
This article reviews three measures of participation in a large spinal cord injury sample: the Craig Handicap Assessment and Reporting Technique Short Form (CHART-SF), the PAR-PRO, and the Community Integration Measure (CIM). The first two are based on quantitative assessment and the CIM is subjective. The PAR-PRO and CIM demonstrated adequate reliability. Factor analysis of the CIM indicated that it measures a single construct. A five-factor solution was obtained for the PAR-PRO, the interpretation of which
was unclear. The CHART scales and PAR-PRO were more closely associated with functional measures and the CIM with scores measuring quality of life. All measures were associated with health perceptions. Keywords: CHART-SF, Community Integration Measure, ICF, PAR-PRO, participation, reliability, subjective assessment, quality of life, validity
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