A conceptual model and objective scale for measuring resistiveness to care in individuals with advanced dementia of the Alzheimer type (DAT) were empirically generated from the perspective of nursing staff caregivers and through observation of residents with DAT.
The resistiveness to care scale (RTC-DAT) was judged to have content validity and reduced to 13 items.
Quantifiable scoring procedures and methods for rating videotapes and conducting clinical observations were developed.
The RTC-DAT was tested with 68 subjects at three sites.
The RTC has a range of 0-156.
Initial testing provided reliability estimates of. 82-87 for internal consistency and good to excellent kappas.
Criterion-related validity with observed discomfort and construct validity by factor analysis support the RTC-DAT.
Measurement issues and recommendations for use in research are discussed.
Mots-clés Pascal : Démence Alzheimer, Homme, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Méthodologie, Comportement, Observance thérapeutique, Psychométrie, Echelle évaluation, Validation test, Système nerveux pathologie, Système nerveux central pathologie, Encéphale pathologie, Maladie dégénérative
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Alzheimer disease, Human, United States, North America, America, Methodology, Behavior, Treatment compliance, Psychometrics, Evaluation scale, Test validation, Nervous system diseases, Central nervous system disease, Cerebral disorder, Degenerative disease
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Cote : 99-0128816
Code Inist : 002B17G. Création : 16/11/1999.