Utility of the functional assessment inventory in a post-stroke sample

Allen W. Heinemann, Deborah Crown, Rita McMahon

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The objectives of this study were to describe the psychometric properties of the Functional Assessment Inventory in a sample of vocational service clients who had sustained strokes. Using rating scale analysis, we found that a 4-point rating scale was not useful in distinguishing performance on four items; rescoring these items enhanced the reliability of the measure. Four strata of clients could be distinguished: high, above average, below average, and low. The Inventory shows evidence of concurrent validity because it distinguishes stroke subtypes. It also has predictive validity - it distinguishes clients with different vocational outcomes. With only minor modifications, the instrument is useful in describing the vocational potential of clients following stroke.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)165-177
Number of pages13
JournalRehabilitation Counseling Bulletin
Issue number3
StatePublished - 2000

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Rehabilitation
  • Applied Psychology
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health


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