Measurement of patient-specific outcomes continues to be a growing concern for the therapeutic recreation profession. This paper examines the Leisure Competence Measure (LCM), a behaviour anchored rating scale designed to document current levels of leisure functioning and to demonstrate change over time. The conceptual background and development of the LCM, and its validation with a geriatric rehabilitation population will be outlined. Generalizability theory provides the framework for data analysis. Results support the LCM as an instrument from which viable and dependable inferences regarding leisure functioning may be drawn.
Author Marita Kloseck, Richard G. Crilly, Gary D. Ellis, Elsa Lammers
Volume Vol 30, No 1 (1996)