Ambulation is an important aspect of mobility; unfortunately, problems with ambulation is common among older adults in North America. Self-reports of ambulation provide information that cannot otherwise be obtained from activity-based performance walk tests. In addition, past findings suggest that self-confidence in performing a skill can predict a more successful performance. To this end, the 22-item Ambulatory Self-Confidence Questionnaire (ASCQ) has been created to capture self-reported self-confidence levels for older adults regarding their ability to walk in different environmental settings such as at home or out in the community.
Community-dwelling older adults