The Physical Activity and Disability Survey — Revised (PADS-R): an evaluation of a measure of physical activity in people with chronic neurological conditions

Kayes, Nicola M., Schluter, Philip J., McPherson, Kathryn M., Taylor, Denise and Kolt, Gregory S. (2009) The Physical Activity and Disability Survey — Revised (PADS-R): an evaluation of a measure of physical activity in people with chronic neurological conditions. Clincal Rehabilitation, 23 6: 534-543. doi:10.1177/0269215508101750


Author Kayes, Nicola M.
Schluter, Philip J.
McPherson, Kathryn M.
Taylor, Denise
Kolt, Gregory S.
Title The Physical Activity and Disability Survey — Revised (PADS-R): an evaluation of a measure of physical activity in people with chronic neurological conditions
Formatted title
The Physical Activity and Disability Survey – Revised (PADS-R): an evaluation of a measure of physical activity in people with chronic neurological conditions
Journal name Clincal Rehabilitation   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0269-2155
Publication date 2009-06-01
Year available 2009
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1177/0269215508101750
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 23
Issue 6
Start page 534
End page 543
Total pages 10
Editor Derick T. Wade
Place of publication United Kingdom
Publisher Sage Science Press (UK)
Language eng
Subject C1
920201 Allied Health Therapies (excl. Mental Health Services)
110321 Rehabilitation and Therapy (excl. Physiotherapy)
Abstract Objective: To revise the Physical Activity Disability Scale (PADS) and to explore the acceptability and test-retest reliability of the revised measure, the PADS-R, in people with multiple sclerosis. Design: This study was conducted over three phases: (1) PADS-R questionnaire development including modification to the original PADS, field testing and refinement; (2) PADS-R scoring; (3) PADS-R acceptability and reliability assessment, where participants completed the PADS-R twice over the telephone, three days apart, and then answered a series of semi-structured questions on the instrument's acceptability. Subjects: Participants were recruited from the local Multiple SclerosisSociety, Stroke Foundation and Auckland District Health Board depending on the purpose of each phase: (1) PADS-R questionnaire development (n = 30, multiple sclerosis); (2) PADS-R scoring (n = 293, multiple sclerosis; and n = 83, stroke); and (3) PADS-R acceptability and reliability assessment (n = 29, multiple sclerosis). Main measures:Physical Activity Disability Scale-Revised (PADS-R) Results: The PADS-R took approximately 20 minutes to administer and most (n = 25; 86%) participants reported it to be easy to understand and complete. All participants reported that it enabled them to give an accurate picture of their physical activities. In terms of test-retest reliability, the intraclass correlation coefficient was high (0.87 (95% confidence intervals (CI) 0.78, 0.96)), but the 95% limits of agreement were wide (±1.13). When observations which potentially represented important changes in activity were excluded, these limits narrowed considerably (±0.89). Conclusions: The PADS-R appears to be a conceptually and psychometrically sound measure of physical activity for people with chronic neurological conditions.
Formatted abstract
Objective: To revise the Physical Activity Disability Scale (PADS) and to explore the acceptability and test–retest reliability of the revised measure, the PADS-R, in people with multiple sclerosis.
Design: This study was conducted over three phases: (1) PADS-R questionnaire development including modification to the original PADS, field testing and refinement; (2) PADS-R scoring; (3) PADS-R acceptability and reliability assessment, where participants completed the PADS-R twice over the telephone, three days apart, and then answered a series of semi-structured questions on the instrument’s acceptability.
Subjects: Participants were recruited from the local Multiple Sclerosis Society, Stroke Foundation and Auckland District Health Board depending on the purpose of each phase: (1) PADS-R questionnaire development (n=30, multiple sclerosis); (2) PADS-R scoring (n=293, multiple sclerosis; and n=83, stroke); and (3) PADS-R acceptability and reliability assessment (n=29, multiple sclerosis).
Main measures: Physical Activity Disability Scale-Revised (PADS-R)
Results: The PADS-R took approximately 20 minutes to administer and most (n=25; 86%) participants reported it to be easy to understand and complete. All participants reported that it enabled them to give an accurate picture of their physical activities. In terms of test–retest reliability, the intraclass correlation coefficient was high (0.87 (95% confidence intervals (CI) 0.78, 0.96)), but the 95% limits of agreement were wide (=/- 1.13). When observations which potentially represented important
changes in activity were excluded, these limits narrowed considerably (=/- 0.89).
Conclusions: The PADS-R appears to be a conceptually and psychometrically sound measure of physical activity for people with chronic neurological conditions.
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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