The accuracy of self and informant ratings of physical functional capacity in the elderly.
To compare the accuracy of self-ratings with informant-ratings of physical functional capacity in the elderly, 150 elderly patients attending a geriatric day hospital (GDH) and their formal and informal community carers were administered a questionnaire about their ability to perform activities of daily living (ADL).
Direct observation of the patients' performance by therapists at the GDH was used as a standard, after the reliabiIity and validity of this approach had been evaluated.
Self-ratings were shown to be more accurate and less biased than informant-ratings, both for individual ADL and overall functional capacity.
Mots-clés Pascal : Capacité fonctionnelle, Vieillard, Homme, Evaluation, Autoévaluation, Personnel sanitaire, Milieu familial, Psychométrie, Précision, Méthode étude, Vie quotidienne
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Functional capacity, Elderly, Human, Evaluation, Self evaluation, Health staff, Family environment, Psychometrics, Accuracy, Investigation method, Daily living
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 92-0420150
Code Inist : 002A26N06. Création : 199406.