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VA Technical Reference Model v 24.4

Activity Measure for Post Acute Care (AM-PAC)
Activity Measure for Post Acute Care (AM-PAC) Technology

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Description: Activity Measure for Post Acute Care (AM-PAC) measurement system was developed by researchers at Boston University’s Health and Disability Research Institute to assess activity limitation across post-acute care settings. The AM-PAC assesses different aspects of an individual`s ability to perform everyday activities and consists of items that assess activities in three different areas of function, or domains (Basic Mobility, Daily Activity, and Applied Cognitive). Each AM-PAC domain includes items with a wide range of difficulty that are calibrated from least to most difficult using Item Response Theory (IRT) methods.

This solution is available as a paper-and-pencil short form designed for inpatient and outpatient settings, or as Computerized Adaptive Tests (CATs). The AM-PAC CAT uses a computer algorithm to pre-select the items that will be administered to a specific patient based on responses to previous items. Two versions of the AM-PAC CAT are available, a free-standing computer version and web-based computer version.

This technology stores data locally in a folder on a designated desktop computer.
Technology/Standard Usage Requirements: Users must ensure their use of this technology/standard is consistent with VA policies and standards, including, but not limited to, VA Handbooks 6102 and 6500; VA Directives 6004, 6513, and 6517; and National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) standards, including Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS). Users must ensure sensitive data is properly protected in compliance with all VA regulations. Prior to use of this technology, users should check with their supervisor, Information Security Officer (ISO), Facility Chief Information Officer (CIO), or local Office of Information and Technology (OI&T) representative to ensure that all actions are consistent with current VA policies and procedures prior to implementation.
Section 508 Information: This technology has not been assessed by the Section 508 Office. The Implementer of this technology has the responsibility to ensure the version deployed is 508-compliant. Section 508 compliance may be reviewed by the Section 508 Office and appropriate remedial action required if necessary. For additional information or assistance regarding Section 508, please contact the Section 508 Office at
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Decision Source: TRM Mgmt Group
Decision Process: One-VA TRM v22.6
Decision Date: 06/30/2022 at 17:35:03 UTC
Aliases: AM-PAC
Introduced By: TRM Request
Vendor Name: Pearson
- The information contained on this page is accurate as of the Decision Date (06/30/2022 at 17:35:03 UTC).