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PM-PAC Computerized Adaptive Testing

  • Tamara Bushnik
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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-56782-2_1951-2



The PM-PAC CAT uses computer-adapted testing methodology to reduce the number of questions that an individual must answer; depending upon the functional level of the individual, more or fewer questions will be answered. This differentiates it from the original PM-PAC which is a fixed length questionnaire in which everyone must answer all questions. The PM-PAC CAT consists of three item banks – mobility, domestic life, and community, social and civic life – which contains items from the Community Integration Questionnaire, Functional Status Questionnaire, Impact on Participation and Autonomy Questionnaire, Medical Outcomes Study, National Health Interview Survey 2001 participation and disability modules, the PM-PAC, Reintegration to Normal Living Index, Sickness Impact Profile, Arthritis Impact Measurement Scale, Nottingham Health Profile, Stroke Impact Scale, and the US Census.

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In a comparison of the PM-PAC CAT item banks and the PM-PAC...

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  1. 1.Director of Inter-Hospital Research and Knowledge TranslationRusk RehabilitationNew YorkUSA