New AMPS Tasks

New AMPS Tasks

The AMPS includes more than 140 standardized ADL and IADL tasks (125 calibrated tasks and many new, uncalibrated tasks). An uncalibrated task is a new task to the AMPS for which we do not yet know its level of task challenge. The only way for new tasks to become calibrated is for AMPS raters to use one of these tasks as part of an AMPS observation and submit the observation data to CIOTS.

Get detailed task descriptions for new AMPS tasks

A7: Wine from a bottle — two persons

Person is expected to use a corkscrew to remove the cork from a bottle of wine, pour two glasses and serve the wine along with the opened bottle.

B3: Bread and instant coffee, tea, instant soup, or hot chocolate — one person

The person is expected to (a) prepare two slices of bread with one or two spreads, (b) prepare a cup or mug of a hot instant beverage, and (c) serve the bread and the beverage in appropriate serving dishes.

B4: Bread and beverage — one person

The person is expected to (a) prepare two slices of bread with one or two spreads, (b) pour a glass, cup, or mug of a prepared beverage, and (c) serve the bread and the beverage in appropriate serving dishes.

B5: Bread and boiled/brewed coffee or tea — one person

The person is expected to (a) prepare two slices of bread with one or two spreads, (b) prepare a pot of boiled or brewed coffee or tea, and (c) serve the bread with a cup or mug of coffee or tea in appropriate serving dishes.

B6: Bread and stove-top espresso coffee — one person

The person is expected to (a) prepare two slices of bread with one or two spreads, (b) prepare coffee in a stove-top espresso maker, and (c) serve the bread with a cup of coffee in appropriate serving dishes.

F14: Meat or cheese sandwiches with vegetable(s) — two persons

The person is expected to (a) slice bread roll(s), a long baguette, or loaf of bread; (b) prepare two meat or cheese sandwiches with one or two presliced vegetables and one or two spreads; and (c) serve the sandwiches on a plate or wrap the sandwiches to eat later.

G4: Cookies from scratch

The person is expected to (a) prepare cookie dough “from scratch” (i.e., without using a prepared mixture of ingredients); (b) bake the cookies on a cookie sheet; and (c) hand wash, dry, and put away the bowls and utensils used during the task.

I24: Quiche and beverage — two to four persons

The person is expected to (a) prepare a quiche; (b) pour a glass, cup, or mug of a prepared beverage for each person; and (c) serve a portion of the quiche with the beverage for each person in appropriate serving dishes.

I25: Flatbread — one to three persons

The person is expected to (a) prepare flatbread (e.g. chapatis, roti, tortillas) and (b) serve the flatbread on an appropriate serving dish or wrap the flatbread to eat later.

J13: Vacuuming using an upright, cordless vacuum cleaner; moving no furniture

The person is expected to vacuum a bare or carpeted floor until no visible dirt remains.

J14: Vacuuming using an upright, cordless vacuum cleaner; moving lightweight furniture

The person is expected to vacuum a bare or carpeted floor (including moving lightweight furniture to vacuum underneath) until no visible dirt remains.

P18: Washing in preparation for prayer (perform “wudu”)

Washing in preparation for prayer (perform "wudu")

P19: Putting on a jacket with zipper or buttons

The person is expected to put on a jacket or coat that is fastened with a zipper or buttons.

Q6: Cutting grass using an electric lawn mower, moving no outdoor furniture

The person is expected to use an electric lawn mower to cut the grass of a pre-designated area until all of the grass has been cut.

Q7: Cutting grass using an electric lawn mower, moving lightweight outdoor furniture

The person is expected to use an electric lawn mower to cut the grass of a pre-designated area (including moving lightweight outdoor furniture to cut the grass underneath) until all of the grass has been cut.

R2: Purchasing prepared food from a food court

The person is expected to (a) walk at least 20 m (65 ft) to a predetermined food center, (b) purchase two food items, (c) choose appropriate eating utensil(s), (d) transport the food items on a food tray, and (e) serve the food items on a table or eating counter.

Help Us Calibrate New AMPS Tasks

Help calibrate new AMPS tasks by observing a person perform two calibrated tasks plus one new, uncalibrated task. Submit your data to CIOTS following instructions below. All submitted data are anonymous and CIOTS cannot identify the person who performed the tasks.

FOUR STEPS TO SUBMITTING DATA FOR AN UNCALIBRATED TASK

  1. Observe a person performing at least three AMPS tasks: two previously calibratedAMPS tasks and one new, uncalibrated AMPS task.
  2. Obtain written or verbal informed consent to send the person’s anonymous evaluation data to the Center for Innovative OT Solutions (CIOTS).
    Note. No identifying information is sent to CIOTS and the person you observe cannot be identified by CIOTS

Enter the person’s AMPS evaluation data into your OTAP software

Click here for the detailed Data Entry Tutorial

  1. Log into your OTAP software.
  2. Click FileExport > Research Data > AMPS.
  3. Select a location to export your calibration data file.
  4. Click Export.

Click here for the detailed Data Export Tutorial

  1. Click CORe LOGIN and log in to the CORe.
  2. Click AMPS under the Submit your data section.
  3. Select I am submitting new (uncalibrated) AMPS data.
  4. Click Browse… to locate and select your exported data file; if you have trouble finding your data file, repeat Step 3.
  5. Click Upload to submit your data.

Your submission of new, uncalibrated AMPS task data supports the calibration and validation of new AMPS tasks. Once a task is calibrated, you will be notified by your OTAP software that a software update is available. Your updated OTAP software will allow you to use the newly calibrated task along with one or more calibrated AMPS tasks to generate AMPS measures and reports.

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