Skip to main content

Summary

What it measures:

The Activity Measure for Post-Acute Care (AM-PAC) "6-Clicks" Inpatient Short Forms are multidimensional measures that use 6 questions to assess functional outcomes of patients in post-acute care settings. The original AM-PAC is used with a variety of diagnoses and patient populations to measure basic mobility (with and without a stair-climbing option), daily activity, and applied cognitive functions. The AM-PAC measures aspects such as difficulty, assistance, and limitations in activities of daily living. The "6-Clicks" short forms can be administered quickly to provide health care professionals with data to assist in predicting acute care hospital discharge destinations that can be entered into electronic medical records. The six questions on the inpatient short forms were selected from questions in the original AM-PAC.1,2

The basic mobility domain (short form) assesses difficulty or level of assistance needed with:

  • Bed mobility.
  • Sit to stand; stand to sit.
  • Supine to sit.
  • Seated transfers.
  • Ambulation.
  • Ascending stairs.

The daily activity domain (short form) assesses the level of assistance needed with1:

  • Bathing.
  • Clothing.
  • Toileting.
  • Eating.
  • Grooming.

The applied cognitive domain (not measured with a short form) assesses difficulty or level of assistance needed with1:

  • Understanding a presentation.
  • Understanding familiar people.
  • Remembering medications.
  • Recalling where items were placed or put away.
  • Remembering a list of items without writing them down.
  • Managing complicated tasks.  

 

Target Population:

Patients in acute care settings.


You Might Also Like...

CPG

Cancer Related Fatigue Screening and Assessment Clinical Practice Guideline (CPG+)

Jan 4, 2023

This guideline recommends measurement tools that health care providers should use to screen for and assess cancer-related fatigue in individuals with

Clinical Summary

Long COVID

Sep 23, 2022

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is an infectious disease caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus. As of July 19, 2022, over 559 million cases of COVID-19 and 6.3

CPG

Role of Physical Therapists in the Management of Individuals at Risk for or Diagnosed With Venous Thromboembolism: Evidence-Based Clinical Practice Guideline 2022 (CPG+)

Aug 1, 2022

This update of a 2016 guideline provides assistance to physical therapists in the decision-making process when treating patients at risk for venous thromboembolism