Psychometric properties of the practical skills test (PST)

Feng Hang Chang, Christine A. Helfrich, Wendy J. Coster

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Abstract

The Practical Skills Test (PST) is a new assessment of individuals' knowledge of life skills. We evaluated the PST's reliability, validity, and sensitivity to change among a homeless population. Participants were 123 homeless persons in a longitudinal experimental study who were assessed before and after intervention with the PST, Allen Cognitive Level Screen-2000 (ACLS-2000), and Impact of Event Scale-Revised (IES- R). The PST showed generally good internal consistency, no floor effects, and limited ceiling effects (

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)246-253
Number of pages8
JournalAmerican Journal of Occupational Therapy
Volume67
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2013
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Activities of daily living
  • Homeless persons
  • Life change events
  • Outcome assessment (health care)
  • Psychometrics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Occupational Therapy

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Psychometric properties of the practical skills test (PST). / Chang, Feng Hang; Helfrich, Christine A.; Coster, Wendy J.

In: American Journal of Occupational Therapy, Vol. 67, No. 2, 03.2013, p. 246-253.

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Chang, Feng Hang ; Helfrich, Christine A. ; Coster, Wendy J. / Psychometric properties of the practical skills test (PST). In: American Journal of Occupational Therapy. 2013 ; Vol. 67, No. 2. pp. 246-253.
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