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Activity card sort

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Mark Nagel

on 21 March 2014

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Transcript of Activity card sort

Materials and Tools
Activity Card Sort
Purpose of ACS
Using the ACS gives clinicians the occupational history and information they need to help clients build routines of meaningful and healthy activities.
Social activities
Reliability and Validity
Client 1
Client 2
Created by:
Carolyn M. Baum OTR
Dorothy Edwards PhD
Influenced by MOHO

Strengths and Limitations
Mark Nagel and Holly Huckel
Frame of Reference
Model of Human Occupation
Canadian Model of Occupational Performance
Person, Environment, Occupation, Performance
Touches on multitude of occupations
allows therapist to build rapport
Originally designed to facilitate the assessment of occupational performance in individuals with cognitive loss.
Now applied to the assessment of community-dwelling older adults, people recovering from stroke, vision problems, or other diagnoses
Client centered assessment made up of 89 photographs used to help clients describe occupations
Can be completed in about 20 minutes
Not norm-referenced
Adult: 18-64 years; Elderly adult: 65+
Acquired Brain Injury;
Cerebral Palsy;
Multiple Sclerosis;
Parkinson’s Disease;
Peripheral Neuropathy;
Spinal Cord Injury
visual deficits.
Photographs (89)
Interview Rating Form
: High levels of internal consistency: Instrumental activities a=.93; Low-Physical-Demand Leisure a=.92; High-Physical-Demand Leisure a=.94; and Social Activities a= .83.
: Convergent validity is good to excellent (p<.000)

Use in various settings
Conducted in a short amount of time
Easy to administer
Four versions
Pictures instead of words
Need large table space
Cards put back in order
May bring up negative emotions
Does not provide occupational information on:
Length of time
Alone or with others
Difficulty or frequency
AOTA website
Costs $140.50
Article 1
Article 2
Baum, C., & Edwards, D. (2008). Activity card sort. (2nd ed.). Bethesda, MD: AOTA Press.
Client Centered
PS: 70y/o
Widowed (13 years)
Roles: Mother (3 children), Grandmother (10), Housekeeper (3X/week)
Medical Hx: Right Total Knee Replacement, Vision problems, Balance problems, arthritis in hands and feet
Instrumental Activities
Current: 8
Previous: 20

Low-Demand Leisure Activities
Current: 11.5
Previous: 34
High-Demand Leisure Activities
Current: 0
Previous: 15
Social Activities
Current: 8.5
Previous: 16
Top 5 Important Activities
1. Shopping
2. Dancing
3. Eating at Restaurants
4. Watching TV
5. Spending time with family and friends

Purpose: determine the reliability and validity of the ACS within different adult and older adult groups.
Results: support the reliability and validity of the ACS and provide a basis for its clinical use
Participation in Occupational Performance: Reliability and Validity of the Activity Card Sort
BN: 81 y/o Married
Roles: Mother (8 children), Grandmother (16 children), friend, wife
Medical Hx includes Diabetes type II, primary hypertension, sleep apnea, and a hysterectomy
Instrumental: current 9.5 retained 68%
Low-Demand Leisure: current 11 retained 85%
High-Demand Leisure: current 0.5 retained 10%
Social: 8 retained 85%.
Top 5 Important Activities
Family gatherings
talking on phone
going to places of worship
watching TV.

Psychometric properties of the Arab Heritage Activity Card Sort.
It has been translated to several languages and adapted to different international cultures. The most recent version of this tool is the Arabic Heritage Activity Card Sort
Forty three Jordanian patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) and 62 healthy adults were recruited to test the psychometric properties of the tool.
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