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Measuring opportunities for engaging in meaningful home-based activities in housing services for people with psychiatric disabilities: Development of the Perceived Meaning of Activity in Housing (PMA-H)

Eklund, Mona LU and Brunt, David LU (2019) In Evaluation and the Health Professions 42(2). p.131-147
Abstract
There is a scarcity of instruments for assessing opportunities for residents
with psychiatric disabilities to engage in meaningful home-based activities.
We thus developed the Perceived Meaning of Activity in Housing (PMA-H),
containing four subscales (activity opportunities, social interaction, developingas a person, and organization and planning). The aim of the study was to investigate the content validity, utility, internal consistency and concurrent and criterion validity of the PMA-H, as well as possible floor and
ceiling effects. One hundred and fifty-five residents in supported housing
(SH) and 111 in ordinary housing with support (OHS) completed the
PMA-H. The SH group also competed the Community-Oriented... (More)
There is a scarcity of instruments for assessing opportunities for residents
with psychiatric disabilities to engage in meaningful home-based activities.
We thus developed the Perceived Meaning of Activity in Housing (PMA-H),
containing four subscales (activity opportunities, social interaction, developingas a person, and organization and planning). The aim of the study was to investigate the content validity, utility, internal consistency and concurrent and criterion validity of the PMA-H, as well as possible floor and
ceiling effects. One hundred and fifty-five residents in supported housing
(SH) and 111 in ordinary housing with support (OHS) completed the
PMA-H. The SH group also competed the Community-Oriented Programs
Environment Scale (COPES). A majority of the participants found
the content of the PMA-H relevant, easy to complete, and the time for
completion as reasonable. Internal consistency varied between 0.85 and
0.92 for the subscales. Logical associations with COPES indicated construct
validity. The subscales social interaction and developing as a person
could discriminate between the SH and OHS groups, whereas activity
opportunities could not. No floor or ceiling effects were found. This study
indicated adequate initial psychometric properties of the PMA-H. It can
thus be used in housing settings to assess the residents’ perceived
opportunities for meaningful activity in the housing context. (Less)
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10.1177/0163278717727333
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  author       = {Eklund, Mona and Brunt, David},
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  language     = {eng},
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  publisher    = {SAGE Publications Inc.},
  series       = {Evaluation and the Health Professions},
  title        = {Measuring opportunities for engaging in meaningful home-based activities in housing services for people with psychiatric disabilities: Development of the Perceived Meaning of Activity in Housing (PMA-H)},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0163278717727333},
  volume       = {42},
  year         = {2019},
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