Quality of Life Concepts

Secondary Health Conditions

Community Activities Checklist (CAC)

Description: A measure of community involvement [1].

Format: 16 items assessing the number of times a person has participated in activities that pertain to social activities (7 items), mobility (4 items), and attention-to-self activities (5 items) within the last 7 days.

Scoring: The values in each item are summed to yield an overall score.

Administration and Burden: Approximately 5 minutes.

Psychometrics for SCI: Not available.

Languages: English.

QoL Concept: The CAC measures Community Participation, which corresponds to Boxes B (societal standards and priorities) and C (achievements; participation) of Dijker’s Model.

Permissions/Where to Obtain: Not available.

References:

  1. Kemp BJ, Ettelson D. Quality of life while living and aging with a spinal cord injury and other impairments. Top Spinal Cord Inj Rehabil. 2001;6:116–27.

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