Mapping the Mayo-Portland Adaptability Inventory to the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health

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Access full text here:10.2340/16501977-0897
Keyword: Medical and Health Sciences, Health Sciences, Occupational Therapy, Medicin och hälsovetenskap, Hälsovetenskaper, Arbetsterapi
Publication year: 2012
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Objective: To examine the contents of the Mayo-Portland Adaptability Inventory (MPAI-4) by mapping it to the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF). Methods: Each of the 30 scoreable items in the MPAI-4 was mapped to the most precise ICF categories. Results: All 30 items could be mapped to components and categories in the ICF. A total of 88 meaningful concepts were identified. There were, on average, 2.9 meaningful concepts per item, and 65% of all concepts could be mapped. Items in the Ability and Adjustment subscales mapped to categories in both the Body Functions and Activity/Participation components of the ICF, whereas all except 1 in the Participation subscale were to categories in the Activity/Participation component. The items could also be mapped to 34 (13%) of the 258 Environmental Factors in the ICF. Conclusion: This mapping provides better definition through more concrete examples (as listed in the ICF) of the types of body functions, activities, and participation indicators that are represented by the 30 scoreable MPAI-4 items. This may assist users throughout the world in understanding the intent of each item, and support further development and the possibility to report results in the form of an ICF categorical profile, making it universally interpretable


Jan Lexell

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James F. Malec

Rehabilitation Hospital of Indiana and Indiana University School of Medicine
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Lars J. Jacobsson

Medical Rehabilitation Section, Department of General Medicine, Kalix Hospitral
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