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Repeatability of standardized tests of functional impairment and well-being in older people in a rehabilitation setting.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12004969     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to establish the repeatability of standardized tests of vision (Snellen chart testing), hearing (whispered voice test), communication (Frenchay aphasia screening test), loneliness (UCLA loneliness scale), morale (Philadelphia geriatric centre morale scale), and a multidimensional instrument (EASY-care) when used in a rehabilitation setting. METHOD: The tests were administered by a research nurse to 50 older subjects attending a day rehabilitation unit, with repeat administration one or two weeks later by a nurse on the unit. Kappa statistics were used for level of agreement for categorized data and interclass correlation coefficient were used for data based on scores. RESULTS: Moderate repeatability for Snellen chart testing. whispered voice test; good to excellent for the FAST, UCLA loneliness scale and Philadelphia geriatric centre morale scale. Moderate to very good repeatability for all EASY-care items except communication, feeding, use of telephone and cognitive impairment, which had poor spread of data. CONCLUSIONS: Poor repeatability for commonly used tests of vision and hearing is worrying, whereas the positive results for the other tests will increase confidence in using them more in routine practice.
Authors:
I Philp; R V Lowles; G K Armstrong; C Whitehead
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Disability and rehabilitation     Volume:  24     ISSN:  0963-8288     ISO Abbreviation:  Disabil Rehabil     Publication Date:  2002 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2002-05-13     Completed Date:  2002-11-19     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9207179     Medline TA:  Disabil Rehabil     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  243-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Sheffield Institute for Studies on Ageing, Community Sciences Centre, University of Sheffield, Northern General Hospital, UK. i.philp@sheffield.ac.uk
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Aged
Aged, 80 and over
Communication
Female
Geriatric Assessment / methods*
Hearing Tests / standards
Humans
Loneliness
Male
Morale
Reproducibility of Results
Vision Tests / standards

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