A simplified index of physical health for use in epidemiological studies.
A battery of simple questions designed to measure physical health, in terms of ability to perform physical activities, was appraised in 1839 men and women aged >=50 years in a community survey in Jerusalem.
The number of « Yes » answers to six questions, five of which could be skipped if the first one was answered positively, was found to be a satisfactory index, with a high degree of consistency-reliability in the total sample (Cronbach's alpha coefficient=0.97) and in subgroups categorized by sex, age, education, or father's region of birth.
Mots-clés Pascal : Capacité fonctionnelle, Santé, Homme, Echelle evaluation, Psychométrie, Méthodologie, Epidémiologie, Israël, Asie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Functional capacity, Health, Human, Evaluation scale, Psychometrics, Methodology, Epidemiology, Israel, Asia
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 92-0390935
Code Inist : 002B30A01A1. Création : 199406.