The Role Checklist Version 3 is a one-page standardized screening tool which measures perceived incumbency in 10 roles: Student, Volunteer, Worker, Home Maintainer, Family member, Friend, Religious Participant, Caregiver, Participant in organizations and Hobbyist. The Role Checklist Version 3 (RCv3) captures the client perspective, important for the occupational therapist in clinical situations. It retains the properties of the original Role Checklist in guiding treatment planning and establishing a client-centered approach to goal setting. RCv3 updates the original role checklist by: including a measure of satisfaction to capture the personal perspective of the respondent, and a measure of role desirability. The original Role Checklist and Role Checklist Version 3 follow the Model of Human Occupation (Taylor, 2017) with a specific focus on habituation. Role desirability and assessment of current participation are grounded in volition and influenced by occupational skill. This is consistent with the interconnectedness of the characteristics of the person. In addition, the Role Checklist Version 3 has been shown to be consistent with the “International Classification of Functioning, Disability, and Health” (ICF), allowing for measurement of population-based patterns of role behavior. Any therapist seeking to Role Checklist v3 for clinical purposes must be trained in and familiar with the Model of Human Occupation (MOHO). MOHO provides guidance on understanding function/dysfunction and facilitating change. Additionally, the RCv3 can be used by any individual interested in health policy or public health to aggregate data about populations or sub-groups of populations.

How to obtain the RCv3:

Source: The Model of Human Occupation Clearinghouse at University of Illinois Clearinghouse:
manual, includes application, treatment indications, case studies and more, and scoring. Forms for unlimited use are provided.

$44.    MOHO Web (

Click below button for the instructional video for educational purposes. It discusses the development, testing, and uses of the Rcv3: