Personal Independence Profile (PIP)
Description: A measure of psychological and environmental aspects of independence in persons with disabilities that extends beyond their physical and cognitive functioning .
Format: 85 items consisting of 4 subscales:
- Perceived control over one’s life (10 items about QoL)
- Psychological self-reliance (34 items addressing independence feelings and behaviours)
- Physical functioning (25 items that assess independence in performing activities of daily living)
- Environmental resources (16 items about housing, employment, and transportation)
The PIP is based on a model of independence that emphasizes controlling one’s life, having options, making decisions, performing daily activities, and participating in the life of the community.
Administration and Burden: Self-administered.
QoL Concept: This is a measure of independence, corresponding to Box E (self-esteem) of Dijker’s Model.
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