Evaluating the Feasibility and Intercorrelation of Measurements on the Functioning of Residents Living in Scandinavian Nursing Homes

Mette Andresen, Kerstin Frändin, Helena Grönstedt, Astrid Bergland, Jorunn Helbostad, Lis Puggaard

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Abstract

Background. The purpose of this study is to investigate the feasibility
of measurements of muscle strength, balance, cognitive function, mobility, activities of daily living (ADL), and physical activity for use in a Scandinavian nursing home population and to examine intercorrelations between these measurements.
Method. The design was cross-sectional and 322 residents’ functions were evaluated by grip strength, the Timed Chair Stand Test, Berg’s Balance Scale, Falls Efficacy Scale, Swedish version of Mini-Mental State Examination, 10-m walking and wheelchair propulsion at self-selected and maximum speed, functional independence measure, physiotherapy clinical outcome variables, and the Nursing Home Life Space
OriginalsprogDansk
TidsskriftPhysical & Occupational Therapy in Geriatrics
Vol/bind28
Udgave nummer2
Sider (fra-til)154-169
Antal sider15
ISSN0270-3181
StatusUdgivet - 2010

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