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Summary

What it measures:

Degree to which elements of the physical, social, and political environments act as barriers or facilitators to full participation for people with disabilities Overall impact of environmental barriers across 5 domains as calculated by the frequency and degree of the problem encountered: • Accessibility • Accommodation • Resource availability • Social support • Equality

Target Population:

People with multiple sclerosis (MS)

Internal consistency

SCI, TBI, MS, Amputation, or Other Impairment: (Whiteneck, Harrison-Felix et al, 2004; 2 samples n=97 (50 with disabilities and 40 without disabilities), n=409 with disabilities; mean age=44 y)

Internal Consistency (Cronbach's alpha)

Scale:Strengthalpha

Total scale

Excellent

.93

Physical and structural barriers subscale

Adequate

.77

Policy barriers subscale

Adequate

.77

Policy barriers subscale

Adequate

.77

Work and school barriers subscale

Excellent

.81

Attitude and support barriers subscale

Adequate

.79

Services and assistance barriers subscale

Adequate

.76


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