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Table 3 Hypotheses 1 and 2 (construct validity): correlations between PC-PART scales and FIM at admission to inpatient rehabilitation

From: Responsiveness, construct and criterion validity of the Personal Care-Participation Assessment and Resource Tool (PC-PART)

  Spearman correlation: r s (95 % CI)a Hypothesis supported? Self Care: r s  ≥ .5?b
Domestic Life: r s .30 to .49?b
Whole sample n = 956   
Self Care and FIM .52(.46,.57)   Yesc
Domestic Life and FIM .32(.25,.38)   Yesc
by Sex Women n = 602 Men n = 354  
Self Care and FIM .51(.44,.57) .53(.44,.61) Yesc
Domestic Life and FIM .32(.24,.39) .32(.22,.42) Yesc
by Age ≤59 yrs 60 to 79 yrs ≥80 yrs  
  n = 127 n = 454 n = 375  
Self Care and FIM .52(.35,.65) .51(.42,.59) .44(.34,.53) Yes: ≤59yrsc & 60 to 79 yrsc
No: ≥80yrse
Domestic Life and FIM .37(.21,.53) .30(.21,.39) .28(.18,.37) Yes: ≤59yrsc, d & 60 to 79 yrsc
No: ≥80yrse.
by Impairment Orthopaedic n = 561 Neurological n = 194 Other Impairments n = 201  
Self Care and FIM .41(.33,.48) .70(.59,.79) .48(.35,.58) Yes: Neurological.
No: Orthopaedic.
No: Other Impairmente
Domestic Life and FIM .27(.18,.34) .40(.26,.52) .28(.14,.41) Yes: Neurologicalc,d,
No: Orthopaedice & Other Impairmente
  1. aAbsolute magnitude of the negative correlation values are represented
  2. bUsing Cohen’s definition[44]: r s  = .10 to .29 (small); r s  = .30 to .49 (medium); r s  = .50 to 1.0 (large)
  3. cLower bound 95 % confidence interval suggests true value potentially lies below the range specified
  4. dUpper bound 95 % confidence interval suggests true value potentially lies above the range specified
  5. eUpper bound 95 % confidence interval suggests true value potentially lies within the range specified