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Table 7 Hypotheses 9 and 10 (responsiveness): correlations between PC-PART scales’ change scores and FIM change scores, between admission and discharge

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

  Spearman correlations Hypothesis supported?
r s (95%CI)a r s  ≤ .49?b
Whole sample n = 891   
Self Care and FIM change scores .40(.34-.45)   Yes
Domestic Life and FIM change scores .22(.16-.30)   Yes
by Sex Women n = 569 Men n = 321  
Self Care and FIM change scores .40(.32-.47) .39(.28-.50) Yes: Women and Menc,
Domestic Life and FIM change scores .22(.13-.30) .23(.13-.34) Yes: Women and Men
by Age ≤59 yrs 60 to 79 yrs ≥80 yrs  
n = 118 n = 427 n = 346  
Self Care and FIM change scores .56(.41-.68) .40(.31-.48) -.32(.21-.43) Yes: 60 to 79 yrs & ≥ 80 yrs
No: ≤59yrsd
Domestic Life and FIM change scores .44(.27-.58) .23(.13-.33) -.14(.02-.24) Yes: 60 to 79 yrs & ≥ 80 yrs
Yes: ≤59yrsc
by Impairment Orthopaedic n = 530 Neurological n = 176 Other Impairmentsn = 185  
Self Care and FIM change scores .31(.22-.39) .48(.34-.60) .42(.29-.53) Yes: Orthopaedic.
Yes: Neurologicalc & Other Impairmentc
Domestic Life and FIM change scores .19(.10-.28) .21(.06-.35) .24(.09-.38) Yes: all groups.
  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. cUpper bound 95 % confidence interval suggests true value potentially lies above the range specified
  4. dLower bound 95 % confidence interval suggests true value potentially lies in the range specified