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The Boston University Activity Measure for Post Acute Care (AM-PAC)™ is an activity limitations measure that was developed specifically for use across post-acute care settings. The AM-PAC measures activity limitation in three distinct functional domains: Basic Mobility, Daily Activities and Applied Cognitive.  AM-PAC items in each domain are scaled along a continuum of difficulty to create ‘item banks.’




AM-PAC short forms were created by carefully selecting subsets of items from the scaled item banks.  Since individuals in inpatient and outpatient settings engage in different types of activities, separate short forms were developed for each setting.  However, since the inpatient and outpatient short form items are derived from a larger bank of items that are scaled on the same metric, standardized scores generated from inpatient and outpatient short forms are comparable and can be used to assess patients’ function as they move from inpatient to outpatient settings.

There are 8 different AM-PAC Short Forms:

  • 2 “6-Click” Inpatient Short Forms (Basic Mobility and Daily Activity domains)
  • 3 for Generic Outpatient Settings (Basic Mobility, Daily Activity, Applied Cognitive domains)
  • 3 for Outpatient Settings for Medicare Patients (DOPTA) (Basic Mobility, Daily Activity, Applied Cognitive domains)

Boston ROC Researchers can provide information, resources, and guidance regarding the use of the AM-PAC Short Forms. Register for a consultation to discuss the AM-PAC or other patient and physician reported outcome measures.

You can view the the AM-PAC Short Form Manual for a detailed description of procedures to administer and score the AM-PAC short forms, samples of each of the 8 forms, conversion tables, and scoring examples.

AM-PAC Short Forms are available through Mediware at