Selection of Activity Items for Development of the Activity Card Sort–Japan Version

Jun Ichi Uemura, Miki Tanikaga, Masahiro Tanaka, Manae Shimose, Aiko Hoshino, Go Igarashi

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The Activity Card Sort (ACS) can both record the clients’ participation and any changes, which is a useful tool for practitioners to establish tailored occupation-focused goals. However, there is a limitation to apply the ACS to Japanese older adults as it consists of culturally relevant activities in the United States. The aim of this study was to select activity items reflecting Japanese older adults’ lifestyles and opinions to develop the Activity Card Sort–Japan Version (ACS-JPN). In the item selection process, a two-round questionnaire survey was conducted for community-dwelling Japanese older adults (Round 1: n = 177, M age = 69.9 years; Round 2: n = 178, M age = 74.9 years). Seventy-two activity items were finally included in the ACS-JPN and were classified into four domains. The ACS-JPN has some unique features compared with other ACS versions. This study only selected activity items. Further work on psychometric properties is needed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)23-31
Number of pages9
JournalOTJR Occupation, Participation and Health
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2019 Jan 1


  • older adults
  • outcome measure
  • participation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Occupational Therapy


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