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Assessment of Motor and Process Skills (AMPS)
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Supplemental: Stroke
Short Description of Instrument
The Assessment of Motor and Process Skills (AMPS) is an observational assessment that measures the performance quality of tasks related to activities of daily living (ADL) in a natural environment. The AMPS is designed to examine interplay between the person, the ADL task, and the environment.
Comments/Special Instructions
Length of test: 30-40 minutes
The AMPS requires a training course and can be administered in any task-relevant setting.
Scoring and Psychometric Properties
Sixteen ADL motor skill items are divided into 4 domains (Body Position, Obtaining and Holding Objects, Moving Self and Objects, Sustaining Performance. The 20 ADL process skills are divided into 5 domains (Sustaining Performance, Applying Knowledge, Temporal Organization, Organizing Space and Objects, Adapting Performance).
Item-level scores range from 1= No Problem to 6= Inordinate; cannot test.
Psychometric Properties:
In Stroke participants, AMPS has excellent test/retest reliability (Motor: r= .88-.91; Process: r= .88886-.90) and internal consistency (Motor: Cronbach's alpha= 0.92; Process: Cronbach's alpha= 0.91).
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