The study described the psychometric properties of
the Cane Cognitive Mediator Scale (CCMS) and Psychosocial
Impact of Assistive Devices Scale (PIADS)
in adults with osteoarthritis (OA) and determined the
feasibility of using these instruments as screening
tools to identify patients who are likely to use a cane.
The findings indicate acceptable test-retest reliability
for the CCMS Attitudes and Subjective Norms subscales.
Internal consistency reliability was good for
the CCMS and PIADS. The CCMS Subjective Norms
subscale demonstrated acceptable predictive validity
across all subjects, while the PIADS Adaptability subscale
demonstrated acceptable predictive validity for
adults 45 to 64 years old.
Volume 51 Number 2, 2014
Pages 275 — 284
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