Yasmin is a sixteen-year-old girl with athetoid cerebral palsy, GMFM IV. She is passionate about her studies and has already gone to check out a few colleges. She is thinking about living in a dorm. As her PT, are there measures that will help you learn about her current level of participation? You know about her activity capacity, but not as much about her current level of performance – and that is what will matter as she transitions to more independent living. After some thought, you decide to update the TRANSITION-Q for health management skills and the ACTIVLIM-CP for daily activities. Additionally, you are going to update Yasmin’s COPM to prioritize her individual goals.
Here is a list of performance and participation measures. They can begin to bridge the space between physical therapy appointments and higher participation and performance in daily life. Also, some are specific to assessing global performance change after PT intensives, Botox or surgery. Many of these are new to me, aside from the CHAQ,PEM-CY, COPM, and GAS. It is exciting to think of the potential and I look forward to trying them out in the months to come. Continue reading “Tests & Measures for Participation”