F. Malec, Ph.D., L.P., Mayo Medical
Citation Malec, J. (2005). The
Mayo-Portland Adaptability Inventory. The Center for Outcome
Measurement in Brain Injury. http://www.tbims.org/
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to the Mayo-Portland Adaptability Inventory
Mayo-Portland Adaptability Inventory (MPAI) was primarily designed:
assist in the clinical evaluation of people during the postacute
(posthospital) period following acquired brain injury (ABI), and
assist in the evaluation of rehabilitation programs designed to
serve these people.
and rating of each of the areas designated by MPAI-4 items assures
that the most frequent sequelae of ABI are considered for rehabilitation
planning or other clinical interventions. MPAI-4 items represent
the range of physical, cognitive, emotional, behavioral, and social
problems that people may encounter after ABI. MPAI-4 items also
provide an assessment of major obstacles to community integration
which may result directly from ABI as well as features of the social
and physical environment.
in its fourth revision, the MPAI-4 and its three subscales (Ability
Index, Adjustment Index, Participation Index) offer measures with
highly developed and well documented psychometric properties. These
measures may be effectively employed in research applications as
well as in clinical settings. The brief 8-item Participation Index
may serve as a particularly useful measure of the final common aim—societal
participation—of rehabilitation or other intervention efforts.
its development, the MPAI has been designed for possible completion
by professional staff, people with ABI and their significant others
(SO). Recent research establishes the reliability of completion
by these various rater groups and also documents characteristic
biases of each. The MPAI-4 offers the possibility for combining
results of the inventory completed by two or three rater groups
to provide a potentially more reliable and representative assessment.
requested by the scale author, the MPAI manual is being made available
in one downloadable file, rather than breaking it up into the usual
COMBI sections (syllabus, properties, references, etc.).