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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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
TidsskriftPhysical & Occupational Therapy in Geriatrics
Udgave nummer2
Sider (fra-til)154-169
Antal sider15
StatusUdgivet - 2010