Test-retest reliability and internal consistency of the Activity Card Sort-Australia (18-64)

Gustafsson, Louise, Hung, Inez Hui Min and Liddle, Jacki (2017) Test-retest reliability and internal consistency of the Activity Card Sort-Australia (18-64). OTJR: Occupation, Participation and Health, 37 1: 50-56. doi:10.1177/1539449216681277


Author Gustafsson, Louise
Hung, Inez Hui Min
Liddle, Jacki
Title Test-retest reliability and internal consistency of the Activity Card Sort-Australia (18-64)
Journal name OTJR: Occupation, Participation and Health   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1539-4492
1938-2383
Publication date 2017-03-01
Year available 2016
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1177/1539449216681277
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 37
Issue 1
Start page 50
End page 56
Total pages 7
Place of publication Thousand Oaks, CA, United States
Publisher Sage Publications
Language eng
Abstract The Activity Card Sort (ACS) measures activity engagement levels. The Activity Card Sort-Australian version for adults aged 18 to 64 (ACS-Aus (18-64)) was recently developed, and psychometric properties have not yet been determined. This study was established to determine the test-retest reliability and internal consistency of the ACS-Aus (18-64) and describe activity engagement trends for healthy adults. Fifty-four adults aged 18 to 64 participated in this descriptive study. The ACS-Aus (1864) demonstrated excellent test-retest reliability (r = .92, p < .001) and acceptable internal consistency (a = .83). Adults aged 18 to 40 retained a lower percentage of activities than adults aged 41 to 64 for personal care, daily life, home maintenance activities (t = -2.22, p = .03), and recreation and relaxation activities (t = -2.38, p = .02). The ACS-Aus (18-64) may be used to explore the activity engagement patterns of community-dwelling Australian adults aged 18 to 64. Further research will determine validity for clinical populations.
Formatted abstract
The Activity Card Sort (ACS) measures activity engagement levels. The Activity Card Sort-Australian version for adults aged 18 to 64 (ACS-Aus (18-64)) was recently developed, and psychometric properties have not yet been determined. This study was established to determine the test-retest reliability and internal consistency of the ACS-Aus (18-64) and describe activity engagement trends for healthy adults. Fifty-four adults aged 18 to 64 participated in this descriptive study. The ACS-Aus (18-64) demonstrated excellent test-retest reliability (r = .92, p < .001) and acceptable internal consistency (α = .83). Adults aged 18 to 40 retained a lower percentage of activities than adults aged 41 to 64 for personal care, daily life, home maintenance activities (t = -2.22, p = .03), and recreation and relaxation activities (t = -2.38, p = .02). The ACS-Aus (18-64) may be used to explore the activity engagement patterns of community-dwelling Australian adults aged 18 to 64. Further research will determine validity for clinical populations.
Keyword Activities of daily living
Assessment
Instrumental activities of daily living
Psychometrics
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ

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