Development, Reliability, and Validity of the Measurable Assessment in Recreation for Resident-Centered Care (MARRCC)
Keywords:Therapeutic Recreation, Assessment, Reliability, Validity
AbstractThis paper examines the Measurable Assessment in Recreation for Resident-Centered Care (MARRCC)—a new standardized computer-based assessment developed specifically for therapeutic recreation professionals working within Long Term Care (LTC). The conceptual background and development of the MARRCC and its validation within a sample population of residents from 11 LTC facilities will be outlined. Inter-rater reliabilities from .97 to .99 and intra-rater reliabilities from .95 to .99 are reported. Validity correlation with the Multidimensional Observation Scale for Elderly Subjects (MOSES) was statistically significant and supports the validity of the MARRCC. Results support the reliability and validity of the MARRCC as a clinical assessment for therapeutic recreation professionals working within LTC settings.
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