Psychometric properties of the practical skills test (PST)

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

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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
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2013
Externally publishedYes


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

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Occupational Therapy


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