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The Activity Measure for Post-Acute Care™ (AM-PAC™)  (basic mobility, daily activities, life skills) is a state-of-the-art outcome instrument that measures function in three domains: basic mobility, daily activities and applied cognitive. The AM-PAC™ can be used for quality improvement, outcomes monitoring, and research activities in inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation, home care, nursing homes and long-term acute care settings. The AM-PAC™ is appropriate for functional assessment in adults with a wide range of diagnoses and functional abilities. Patients can respond to AM-PAC™ test items or the instrument can be completed by clinicians or family members. The AM-PAC™ is available in two basic formats: a computer-based version and a short-form version.



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Selected References

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2. Tao W, Haley SM, Coster WJ, Ni P, Jette AM. An exploratory analysis of functional staging using an item response theory approach.Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2008 Jun;89(6):1046-53. Abstract

3. Jette et al. On “Prospective Evaluation of the AM-PAC-CAT…” Phys Ther. 2007;87:385-398. Hart DL. Phys Ther. 2007 May;87(5):609-11; athor reply 611. No abstract available.  Abstract

4. Jette AM, Haley SM, Tao W, Ni P, Moed R, Meyers D, Zurek M. Prospective evaluation of the AM-PAC-CAT in outpatient rehabilitation settings. Phys Ther. 2007 Apr;87(4):385-98. Epub 2007 Feb 20. Erratum in: Phys Ther. 2007 May;87(5):617.  Abstract

5. Haley SM, Ni P, Coster WJ, Black-Schaffer R, Siebens H, Tao W. Agreement in functional assessment: graphic approaches to displaying respondent effects. Am J Phys Med Rehabil. 2006 Sep;85(9):747-55.  Abstract

6. Haley SM, Siebens H, Coster WJ, Tao W, Black-Schaffer RM, Gandek B, Sinclair SJ, Ni P.Computerized adaptive testing for follow-up after discharge from inpatient rehabilitation: I. Activity outcomes. Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2006 Aug;87(8):1033-42.  Abstract

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