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Can J Occup Ther. 2010 Jun;77(3):159-66.

[Validation of the French translation of the Impact on Participation and Autonomy questionnaire (IPAQ)].

[Article in French]

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Université McGill, 3654 Promenade Sir William Osler, Montréal, Québec, Canada, H3G 1Y5.



In order to create a full profile of seniors with disabilities it is useful to include an evaluation of their social participation. However, only few questionnaires that take this concept into account are available in French. PURPOSE; The study aimed at translating the Participation Measure for Post-Acute Care (PM-PAC) questionnaire and the Impact on Participation and Autonomy Questionnaire (IPAQ) followed by an evaluation of their test-retest reliability and their convergent validity by comparing them with the Mesure des habitudes de vie (MHAVIE) questionnaire.


Thirty seniors with physical disabilities completed the three questionnaires twice.


The test-retest reliability of the total francophone score of the IPAQ version (inter-class correlation coefficient (ICC): 0.86) and of the PM-PAC (CCI: 0.90) is significant. The total participation scores in the three questionnaires are moderately correlated (rs: 0.53 to 0.64). CONSEQUENCES FOR PRACTICAL WORK: The study gives francophone clinical occupational therapists and researchers two valid new tools for evaluating social participation.

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