Permission to use

Use of the APM and all related material is subject to an End User Licence Agreement.

– For public healthcare organisations, educational institutions, not-for-profit organisations and charities:

In trials, and informal and internal projects, where the results will be kept in-house and not published externally, reported or distributed:

The APM may be used, reproduced, and distributed WITHOUT permission.
The test should be made available free of charge to patients.
Written permission and Licensing Agreement is required if funded by a commercial entity.
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In the above situation you can rely on the online resources.

Although permission is not required, notification is required to It is requested that if you decide to trial the APM in your organisation, feedback is given to allow us to improve our material and processes.

Permission (written licence and agreement) and rater training is required in the following situations:

– For public healthcare organisations, educational institutions, not-for-profit organisations and charities:

Research projects including undergraduate projects.

All projects where the results will be published, reported or distributed to external stakeholders, such as funders, commissioners or others.

– For commercial entities: In all situations.

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If you would like to print the APM in a book or in another source, please request permission to do so, indicating the title of your publication.


The APM is copyrighted. The development of material related to the APM, including the development of an electronic version of the APM or any other electronic material, is prohibited.

Interpretation of the APM

This website and material on it are exclusively intended for the use of healthcare professionals, doctors, nurse practitioners, social workers or any other similar professionals. Any other person wishing to benefit from or take advantage of APM and its related services shall do so with the assistance of a health care professional.

The APM is an outcome measure of activity performance and participation. It is essential that people using the APM be trained and certified. A clinical assessment is necessary to interpret the results of the APM. APM results can be interpreted only by healthcare professionals with expertise in activity performance and participation, including, among others, occupational therapists, social workers, nurses, physiotherapists, speech and language therapists, medical doctors, psychologists and psychiatrists. The APM results cannot be the only measure used to assess a person’s activity performance and participation levels. Since other factors may come into play in interpreting the results of the APM, results considered “normal” do not necessarily mean there is no limitation or restriction, and vice versa. The APM and its officers, directors, employees, affiliates, successors or assignees and its other representatives may not be held liable for any damage, loss, obligation, claim, cost, fine, penalty, charge, contribution or fee that may result from the administration or interpretation of the APM or from any use or interpretation of the results of the APM that may be made by you or third parties.