Toward a screening tool for housing accessibility problems: a reduced version of the housing enabler

Carlsson, Gunilla, Schilling, Oliver, Slaug, Björn, Fänge, Agneta, Ståhl, Agneta, Nygren, Carita and Iwarsson, Susanne (2009) Toward a screening tool for housing accessibility problems: a reduced version of the housing enabler. Journal of Applied Gerontology, 28 1: 59-80. doi:10.1177/0733464808315293


Author Carlsson, Gunilla
Schilling, Oliver
Slaug, Björn
Fänge, Agneta
Ståhl, Agneta
Nygren, Carita
Iwarsson, Susanne
Title Toward a screening tool for housing accessibility problems: a reduced version of the housing enabler
Journal name Journal of Applied Gerontology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0733-4648
1552-4523
Publication date 2009-02-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1177/0733464808315293
Open Access Status Not Open Access
Volume 28
Issue 1
Start page 59
End page 80
Total pages 22
Place of publication Thousand Oaks, CA, United States
Publisher Sage
Language eng
Abstract To present a reduced version of the Housing Enabler, useful as a screening tool in practice contexts and in research, this study identifies the core items of the environmental component of the instrument, that is, the items most important in terms of the instrument's overall validity to measure accessibility problems. Utilizing cross-national data and interdisciplinary knowledge through an iterative process, a set of core items was identified. The environmental component of the reduced version comprises 61 items, compared to 188 in the original instrument. The rank correlation between the accessibility scores generated by the original and reduced versions was r ≥ .97 (p <.001). Based on comprehensive empirical research in three countries, the reduced version of the Housing Enabler is a time-efficient and valid screening instrument. It is a powerful tool for research and interventions focusing on housing accessibility problem identification.
Keyword Home assessment
Housing provision
Item reduction
Physical environment
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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