The following measures, assessments, and tools were developed by researchers in the department.
- Tools to Assess Body Structure, Function, and Symptoms
- Tools to Assess Everyday Activity and Functional Performance
- Tools to Assess Participation in Life Roles
- Tools to Assess the Environment or Person-Environment Fit
- Evidence-based Practice Tools
Other resources are also used by our researchers to conduct research. See additional resources.
Tools to Assess Body Structure, Function, and Symptoms
1. Arthritis Hand Function Test (AHFT) – Backman C & Mackie H
This tool will be available for download soon.
2. Behavioral Indicators of Infant Pain (BIIP) – Liisa Holsti & Ruth Grunau
The Behavioral Indicators of Infant Pain (BIIP) is a scale which measures acute procedural pain in preterm and fullterm infants. This tool improves on those already available because it combines into a single scale the most reliable and valid behavioural indicators, including 2 theoretically derived, developmentally appropriate hand actions. A score of 0-2 points indicates little or no pain, a score of 3-6 indicates moderate pain and a score of 7-9 indicates high pain.
Tools to Assess Everyday Activity and Functional Performance
1. The Ambulation Self Confidence Questionnaire (ASCQ) – Miho Asano, Bill Miller, Janice Eng
This tool is designed to assess confidence of older adults to walk in a variety of challenging environments.
2. The L Test – Bill Miller, A Barry Deathe
This walking performance test is a modified version of the timed up and go (TUG) test. The novelty of this test is that it requires individuals with ambulation impairments to turn to both the left and right and it is more demanding requiring individuals to walk 20 meters (compared to 6m or the TUG).
The L test of functional mobility: measurement properties of a modified version of the timed “up & go” test designed for people with lower-limb amputations. Phys Ther. 2005 Jul;85(7):626-35
Contact Dr Miller for the standardized protocol.
3. The Occupational Therapy Discharge Needs Assessment (OTDNA) – Cara Shorter, Linda Boronwski, Bill Miller
This is designed to streamline occupational therapy referrals to determine those individuals who need to have significiant needs that need to be addressed by a home care therapist as opposed to the hospital based therapist.
This tool will be available for download soon.
4. The Seating Identification Tool (SIT) – Miller WC, Miller F, Trenholm K, Grant D, Goodman K.
This tool assesses the need for intervention to improve the seating of individuals who use a wheelchair.
Contact Dr Miller for a copy of the manual
5. The Wheelchair Outcome Measure (WhOM) – Mortenson WB, Miller WC, Miller-Pogar J.
This is a semi-structured client centred measure designed to assess the satisfaction with interventions to improve participation based wheelchair use.
Contact Dr Miller for a copy of the manual and tool
Tools to Assess Participation in Life Roles
1. The Adult Subjective Assessment of Participation (ASAP) – Jarus T, Barnea R, Waserlauf N, Burtz L, Yakoel S, Gal On I, Peleg L, Grinbaum S.
This questionnaire provides a measure of the ICF component participation (participation restrictions). The ASAP examines level of participation in different life occupations or situations outside of paid or unpaid work. This is a recently developed measure and to date has been used for research purposes. ASAP was previously known as the Israeli Adults Assessment of Participation, IAAP.
The development of the Israeli Adults Assessment of Participation. The Israeli Journal of Occupational Therapy. 2005;15,H93-H111.
Contact Dr Jarus for additional assistance/consultation or to obtain SPSS files that allows the generation of ASAP scores.
Tools to Assess the Environment or the Person-Environment Fit
1. Ergonomic Assessment Tool for Arthritis (EATA) – Backman CL, Village J, Lacaille D.
The EATA is designed to assist occupational therapists and their clients with arthritis complete an ergonomic assessment for the purpose of recommending ergonomic modifications as job accomodations. The tool was developed as part of a comprehensive program to help people with inflammatory arthritis remain employed. The tool consists of a client self-assessment of ergonomic factors at work and an interview conducted by an occupational therapist.
Evidence Based Practice Tools
1. Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation Evidence (SCIRE)
This review which was co-lead by Dr. Bill Miller and received contributions by Drs. Jarus, Forwell and Jongbloed presents summaries of systematically reviewed literature related to interventions, outcomes and outcome measurement related to spinal cord injury rehabilitation. The review can be downloaded for free from the SCIRE website.
Grey Literature Database
The Grey Literature database includes environmental and occupational health-related documents produced in BC that are not searchable through traditional library searchers. This includes reports prepared for government, industry and other stakeholders that are not in the peer reviewed literature. e.g. hydrotherapy
Link to background on this database – lessons learned and next steps.
UBC Library Resources
UBC Life Sciences Libraries – LSL Network