PROM Detail

The Oxford Participation and Activities Questionnaire
  • Basic Information
  • Detailed Information
  • Domains
  • Psychometrics

Basic Information

Abbreviated name
Full name
The Oxford Participation and Activities Questionnaire
Items ?
The number of questions in the survey
Short description
The Oxford Participation and Activities Questionnaire (OX-PAQ) is a short, patient-reported outcome measure that is grounded on the World Health Organization International Classification of Functioning, Disability, and Health (ICF) (Kelly et al, 2015a). A distinguishing feature of this measure is that it taps into a patients level of social connectivity. Initial evaluations of the measure suggest that it can provide a valid and reliable measure of participation and activity. There are plans in place to validate it further by assessing its performance in a range of additional conditions and by assessing its sensitivity to change and predictive capabilities (Kelly et al, 2015b).
PCCC or QoL? ?
This compendium contains patient-reported measures that are either designed to specifically measure aspects of Person Centred Co-Ordinated Care (P3C), or alternatively tools that are designed to measure some aspect of Quality of Life (QoL) or Health Related Quality of Life (hrQoL). All the measures in this compendium have been broadly categorised into one of those two concepts.
Person Centred Coordinated Care
Main Domains Measured ?
This is the key domains that the measure is targeting.
Participation and activity
Type of measure ?
The measures in this compendium can take a variety of forms. Generally, they will be either Patient Reported Outcome Measure (PROM) or Patient Reported Experience Measure (PREM). However, we have also included a few measures that are completed by proxy-individual (PROXY), which are useful in instances where the respondent cannot answer directly (e.g. dementia or end of life). Sometimes, these measures can even be a composite of these types, and target both experiences and outcomes – we have labelled these measures “PROEMs”.
Respondent ?
The person that fills in the questionnaire - e.g. patient, Health Care Professional, or proxy (normally a carer or family member)

Detailed Information

Year developed ?
The year in which the measure was first published.
Country developed in ?
The main country[s] in which the measure was first developed.
Original publication ?
The publication in which the measure was originally published.
Website link ?
A link to the developer of the measure, if they have a website.
Target condition ?
The measures can be either generic or disease specific (e.g. Diabetes, Heart Failure)
Long term conditions
Main context tested in ?
The main context in which the measure has been developed and used (E.g. Hopital, General Practice etc).
Generic (focused on assessing interventions)
Main countries used in ?
The main countries in which the measure has been developed and used.
Target age ?
e.g. Adults, Children, Elderly
Adults and older people
Main uses of measure ?
The context in which the measure is most often used – e.g. clinical trials; national surveys.
To assess interventions that aim to act upon activities and participation.
Used in UK? ?
Whether the instrument has been tested and validated within a UK healthcare context.


Domain description
Participation and activity


Brief description ?
A brief description of the initially reported psychometric properties of the measure.
Internal reliability for the 3 domains was high (Cronbach