Measuring kitchen performance: What assessment should we choose?

N. Josman, S. Birnboim

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There are several published kitchen assessments currently available for use by clinicians. The main objective of this paper was to offer criteria for choosing standardized kitchen assessments, from a "top-down" cognitive perspective, in order to help clinicians in selecting the most appropriate kitchen assessment tools. Towards this objective, four standardized kitchen assessment tools were critically analyzed by means of six criteria: (1) frame of reference and theoretical basis; (2) cultural relevance; (3) clinical utility; (4) outcome measures; (5) psychometric properties; and (6) scoring methods. Each of the assessment tools was then analyzed according to ten executive function components. The advantages and disadvantages of each assessment tool are addressed in the final discussion. The main conclusion is that the Assessment of Motor and Process Skills (AMPS) is the most comprehensive tool for assessing occupational performance.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)193-202
Number of pages10
JournalScandinavian Journal of Occupational Therapy
Issue number4
StatePublished - 2001


  • Cognition
  • Executive functions
  • Functional assessment and evaluation
  • Occupational therapy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health


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