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The Performance Assessment of Self-care Skills (PASS) is a valid and reliable tool designed to measure occupational performance of daily life tasks. The PASS is a client-centered, performance-based, criterion-reference, observational tool that assists occupational therapy practitioners to objectively document occupational performance and plan occupation-based interventions for adolescent, adult, and older adult populations in a variety of settings.

The PASS consists of 26 core tasks, categorized in four domains. The PASS includes 5 functional mobility (FM) tasks, 3 basic activities of daily living (BADL) tasks, 4 instrumental activities of daily living (IADL) tasks with a physical emphasis, and 14 IADL tasks with a cognitive emphasis.

If you are interested in learning more about the PASS and using the PASS in your clinical practice, educational instruction, and/or scientific projects please complete a brief survey at PASS_Survey.

Once you complete the survey you will receive access to the PASS “BOX”.

In the "BOX" you will find all the materials you need to learn and administer the PASS, including the Clinic and Home versions of the PASS with administration materials; the Scoring Guidelines (manual); and access to the Administration and Scoring Videos.

If you have questions please contact us at PASS@shrs.pitt.edu.

We hope you find the PASS to be a useful tool for your clinical practice, educational instruction, and/or scientific projects.

Best regards,

Joan C. Rogers, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA
Margo B. Holm, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA
Denise Chisholm, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA