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Making sense of pragmatic criteria for the selection of geriatric rehabilitation measurement tools.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16257067     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
In geriatric rehabilitation, the selection of the most appropriate measurement tools involves pragmatic as well as psychometric considerations. However, there is no consensus about the conceptual and operational definitions of the pragmatic criteria involved in this selection. The objective of this research was to identify such operational criteria through a literature search between 1995 and 2004. Results identified operational criteria that were grouped under four categories using a conceptual mapping methodology: respondent burden, examiner burden, score distribution and format compatibility. We recommend the umbrella term applicability to refer to this grouping of pragmatic qualities of a measurement tool. Examining the applicability of measurement tools should assist clinicians and researchers in selecting the most appropriate for use in geriatric rehabilitation.
Claudine Auger; Louise Demers; Bonnie Swaine
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't     Date:  2005-10-27
Journal Detail:
Title:  Archives of gerontology and geriatrics     Volume:  43     ISSN:  0167-4943     ISO Abbreviation:  Arch Gerontol Geriatr     Publication Date:    2006 Jul-Aug
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-06-19     Completed Date:  2006-11-21     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8214379     Medline TA:  Arch Gerontol Geriatr     Country:  Netherlands    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  65-83     Citation Subset:  IM    
Research Center, Institut Universitaire de Gériatrie de Montréal, 4565 Queen Mary Road, Montreal, Que., Canada H3W 1W5.
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MeSH Terms
Geriatric Assessment / classification,  methods*
Geriatrics / methods*
Outcome Assessment (Health Care)*
Rehabilitation / organization & administration*
Terminology as Topic

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