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ERIC Number: EJ1000205
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Sep
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0342-5282
The Arabic Version of the Mayo-Portland Adaptability Inventory 4: A Validation Study
Hamed, Razan; Tariah, Hashem Abu; Malkawi, Somaya; Holm, Margo B.
International Journal of Rehabilitation Research, v35 n3 p243-247 Sep 2012
The Mayo-Portland Adaptability Inventory 4 (MPAI-4) is a valid and reliable assessment tool to detect clinical impairments in patients with acquired brain injury. The tool is widely used by rehabilitation therapists worldwide, given its good psychometric properties and its availability in several languages. The purpose of this study was to translate the tool into Arabic and to examine its validity and reliability with multiple sclerosis and stroke patients. A total of 128 participants were enrolled in this study: 49 with multiple sclerosis, 17 with stroke, and 62 healthy adults. The psychometric properties of discriminative and convergent construct validity as well as test-retest reliability were tested. The translated tool, the Arabic-MPAI-4 (A-MPAI-4), significantly discriminated among the three subgroups (F=50.93, P less than 0.001), correlated moderately but significantly with the Arabic version of the Performance Assessment of Self-Care Skills Self-Report as a measure of functional independence in daily activities (r=-0.35, P less than 0.001), and showed good stability over time (r=0.73, P less than 0.001). The A-MPAI-4 is a valid and reliable tool for clinical use with multiple sclerosis and stroke patients who speak Arabic. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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