Self-reported versus professionally assessed functional limitations in community-dwelling very old individuals

Carlssona, Gunilla, Haak,Maria, Nygren, Carita and Iwarsson, Susanne (2012) Self-reported versus professionally assessed functional limitations in community-dwelling very old individuals. International Journal of Rehabilitation Research, 35 4: 299-304. doi:10.1097/MRR.0b013e3283544d07


Author Carlssona, Gunilla
Haak,Maria
Nygren, Carita
Iwarsson, Susanne
Title Self-reported versus professionally assessed functional limitations in community-dwelling very old individuals
Journal name International Journal of Rehabilitation Research   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0342-5282
1473-5660
Publication date 2012-12-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1097/MRR.0b013e3283544d07
Open Access Status Not Open Access
Volume 35
Issue 4
Start page 299
End page 304
Total pages 6
Place of publication Philadelphia, PA, United States
Publisher Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Language eng
Abstract The objective of this study was to examine the relationship between self-reported and professionally assessed functional limitations in community-dwelling very old individuals. In total, 306 single-living adults aged 81-90 years were included in this cross-sectional study. The main outcome measure was the presence and absence of self-reported and professionally assessed functional limitations. A significant correlation was found between the total number of self-reported and professionally assessed functional limitations in the total sample (intraclass correlation=0.65) as well as in subgroups with respect to sex, age, and depression. When item-wise differences in the two assessments were assessed, the results showed significant differences for nine of the 15 functional limitations. In general, the participants reported more functional limitations as present than the professional did. In conclusion, research on self-reported and professionally assessed functional limitations contributes toward the understanding of how different modes of data collection influence the results. In this study, functional limitations were examined on a broad basis, including physical as well as cognitive and perceptual limitations. Once the assessments of self-reporting have been refined, we will have a more nuanced picture of functional limitations, incorporating self-report as well as professional assessments.
Keyword Disability
Enabler
Environment
Very old
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work Publications
 
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