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The Face Validity and Clinical Utility of the Activity Card Sort – United Kingdom (ACS-UK)

Laver Fawcett, Alison, Brain, Leanne, Brodie, Courtney, Cardy, Lauren and Manaton, Lisa (2016) The Face Validity and Clinical Utility of the Activity Card Sort – United Kingdom (ACS-UK). British Journal of Occupational Therapy, 79 (8). pp. 492-504.

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Abstract

Introduction: The Activity Card Sort - United Kingdom version (ACS-UK) is a self-report interview assessment requiring older adults sort activity photograph cards to evaluate their levels of participation. The face validity and clinical utility of the ACS-UK were explored.
Method: The sample comprised 27 community dwelling older adults (>65 years) and eight assessors. The ACS-UK was administered, followed by a semi-structured interview to explore participants’ opinions and experiences of undertaking the ACS-UK. Time taken to administer and score was measured.
Results: Mean administration and scoring time was 14 minutes and 30 seconds which was considered reasonable by older people and assessors. The majority of participants found the ACS-UK straight forward, easy to do and considered activities and activity labels clear. All participants considered that photographs looked like the activities they were depicting. Participants made recommendations which have led to some improvements to the ACS-UK.
Conclusion: The ACS-UK has good clinical utility in terms of ease of use and time required for administering and scoring the assessment. Face validity, in terms of acceptability, was good, but more detailed instructions in the manual will be required to guide therapists on how to explain the purpose of the ACS-UK to clients.

Item Type: Article
Status: Published
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1177/0308022616629167
Subjects: R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
School/Department: School of Health Sciences
URI: http://ray.yorksj.ac.uk/id/eprint/1111

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