Date of Award


Degree Name

Master of Science


Occupational Therapy

First Advisor

Dr. Barbara Hemphill

Second Advisor

Dr. Cindee Peterson

Third Advisor

Dr. Molly Vass

Access Setting

Masters Thesis-Open Access


The purpose of this study was to evaluate test-retest reliability of the Levels of Rehabilitation Scale IIB (LORS IIB), developed by Carey and Posavac in 1982. Reliability is an important concept when a therapist begins to assess a client's activities of daily living skills. If a test is reliable, the therapist will have a dependable means by which to measure client progress with stability and accuracy.

This study was conducted with eight volunteer post-stroke victims. The study found that the LORS IIB assessment was highly significant in test-retest reliability.