Quality of Life Concepts

Secondary Health Conditions

Physical Activity Scale for Individuals with Physical Disabilities (PASIPD)

Description: A measure of physical activity for persons with disabilities [1].

Format: Respondents are asked to report the number of days and average hours in a day spent engaging in 13 activities (including leisure, household, and work-related activities) over the last 7 days. Frequency responses range from 1 (never) to 4 (often), and duration responses range from 1 (less than 1 hour) to 4 (more than 4 hours).

Scoring: The total score is the product of the average hours spent in an activity daily and the metabolic equivalents (MET) summed over each item for questions 2 through 13, with question 1 operating as a practice question. Scores range from 0 (no activity) to over 100 METS hr/day (very high).

Administration and Burden: Interviewer-administered; Self-administered. Approximately 15 minutes.

Psychometrics for SCI: Preliminary evidence suggests good construct validity [1] and test-retest reliability [2].

Languages: English; Dutch.

QoL Concept: The PASIPD measures Activities of Daily Living, which corresponds to Box C (achievements; activities of daily living) of Dijker’s Model.

Permissions/Where to Obtain: Not available.

References:

  1. Washburn RA, Zhu W, McAuley E, Frogley M, Figoni SF. The physical activity scale for individuals with physical disabilities: Development and evaluation. Arch Phys Med Rehabil 2002;83:193-200.

  2. van der Ploeg HP, Streppel KR, van der Beek AJ, van der Woude LH, Vollenbroek-Hutten M, van Mechelen W. The Physical Activity Scale for Individuals with Physical Disabilities: test-retest reliability and comparison with an accelerometer. J Phys Act Health 2007;4:96-100.

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