An introduction to the application of Rasch measurement model in Occupational Therapy

Lim, Sok Mui and Chien, Chi-Wen (2010). An introduction to the application of Rasch measurement model in Occupational Therapy. In: WFOT Congress 2010: 15th World Congress of the World Federation Of Occupational Therapists, Santiago, Chile, (0023-0023). 4-7 May, 2010.


Author Lim, Sok Mui
Chien, Chi-Wen
Title of paper An introduction to the application of Rasch measurement model in Occupational Therapy
Conference name WFOT Congress 2010: 15th World Congress of the World Federation Of Occupational Therapists
Conference location Santiago, Chile
Conference dates 4-7 May, 2010
Publication Year 2010
Sub-type Poster
Start page 0023
End page 0023
Total pages 1
Language eng
Abstract/Summary The Rasch Measurement Model (RMM) has increasingly been used to validate or develop a number of rehabilitation-related assessment tools. These Rasch-built assessment tools make the claim that they reflect valid and interval-level measurement of clients' characteristics, skills and abilities that can be difficult to quantify (e.g., social skills, functional abilities or play skills). An understanding of the RMM will enable occupational therapists to make informed critiques, comparisons, and selections of Rasch-built assessment tools. This information will also benefit therapists who wish to evaluate the construct validity of newly developed instruments or already existing assessment tools using the RMM. Clinicians can further use accurate measurement of clients' performance based on appropriate Rasch-built assessment tools in the decision making process regarding intervention eligibility, progress, and discharge. Using valid and reliable instruments will also enable therapists to accurately measure clients' occupational performance.
Subjects 1117 Public Health and Health Services
Q-Index Code EX
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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