Activity Card Sort - UK project
Early stages in the development of a culturally relevant
measure of occupational engagement for use with older adults: the
Activity Card Sort – United Kingdom (ACS-UK) November 2010
The first stage of this project related to
content validity and item generation is currently being undertaken.
Ethical approval has been received from the York St John University
Ethics Committee. The current study involves a
questionnaire-based investigation into the time-use of older adults
in the UK being conducted and subsequent analyses to determine the
activities most relevant to the UK older adult population imminent.
Both a paper questionnaire and a electronic questionnaire (with the
same questions using Survey Monkey) are being used to collect data.
We aim to obtain a minimum sample of 100 older people. Further
stages will involve photographing the culturally specific items
that arise from the item development stage and piloting the ACS-UK
with older UK adults. In the meantime, we would be interested to
hear from any colleagues that are currently using the ACS in their
occupational therapy practice or in a research capacity.
We would be grateful to hear the views of any
colleagues currently involved in, or who are interested in,
developing culturally specific versions of the ACS. Please contact
me (email@example.com) or
the Research Centre for Occupation and Mental Health (RCOMH@yorksj.ac.uk) to share such
experiences, views and opinions.