Outcome Instruments


The Boston University Activity Measure for Post Acute Care (AM-PACTM) originally published in 2004, is an activity limitations instrument developed by researchers at Boston University's Health and Disability Research Institute. The World Health Organization’s International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) is the conceptual framework for the AM-PAC. According to the ICF, an activity limitation is defined as “difficulty in the execution of a task or action by an individual.”





The Pediatric Evaluation of Disability Inventory (PEDITM), originally published in 1992, has been revised as a computer adaptive test (CAT) - the PEDI-CAT. It is designed for use with children and youth from birth until 21 years of age with a variety of physical and/or behavioral conditions. The PEDI-CAT measures abilities in the three functional domains of Daily Activities, Mobility and Social/Cognitive. The PEDI-CAT’s Responsibility domain measures the extent to which the caregiver or child takes responsibility for managing complex, multi-step life tasks. The PEDI-CAT can be used across all clinical diagnoses and community settings. As with the original paper-pencil PEDI, the PEDI-CAT can be administered by professional judgment of clinicians or educators who are familiar with the child or by parent report.





The Pediatric Evaluation of Disability Inventory (PEDITM) is a comprehensive clinical assessment of key functions capabilities and performance in children between the ages of six months and seven years. It is a paper-based instrument. The PEDITM can be used to evaluate older children with functional abilities that are less than those expected of a 7-year-old child without disabilites. The PEDITM is a descriptive measure of a child’s current funcitonal performance and can track changes over time. The PEDITM measures both capability and performance of functional activities in three functional domains.

  • Self-care
  • Mobility
  • Social function