Change in self-reported functioning in older persons entering a residential care facility.
We evaluated the responsiveness of measures of function in admissions to a long-term care facility.
Between baseline and follow-up assessment, one-fifth or more of the subjects either worsened or improved in most aspects of reported function.
We compared two measures of self-reported function (COOP charts and a short-form survey).
Convergent validity was observed for changes in pain, social health, and mental health (r=0.39-0.74), but not for physical functioning.
Although the short-form physical function measure discriminated worsening on several performance-based external criteria of physical functioning (area under ROC curves up to 0.82), the COOP and other measures of physical functioning were less likely to do so.
Mots-clés Pascal : Santé, Capacité fonctionnelle, Autoévaluation, Vieillard, Qualité vie, Admission hôpital, Etablissement troisième âge, Validité, Méthode étude, Psychométrie, Etude longitudinale, Homme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Health, Functional capacity, Self evaluation, Elderly, Quality of life, Hospital admission, Homes for the aged, Validity, Investigation method, Psychometrics, Follow up study, Human
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