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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.

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