The Swedish Version of the Philadelphia Geriatric Center Multilevel Assessment Instrument, by age and gender in an old-age swedish population, especially related to locomotor disability
2008 (English)In: Scandinavian Journal of Caring Sciences, ISSN 0283-9318, Vol. 22, no 3, 478-484 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
The aim of this study was to explore the pattern of the Swedish version of the Philadelphia Geriatric Center Multilevel Assessment Instrument (PGCMAI), in respect of age and gender, in a sample of old people with locomotor disability from a population aged 60 years and older in Sweden and compare it with other studies in the same area for the purpose of further validation. The participants (n = 199) were selected from a population (n = 3469), age ≥60 years, in two counties in Sweden and were visited in their own homes. The measure was carried out with two instruments, the Swedish version of PGCMAI, used as an interview, and the Standardized Practical Equipment test consisting of practical tasks. We found that these two instruments distinguished the functional pattern among old men and women where women had deteriorated most with age. This is in agreement with other studies.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2008. Vol. 22, no 3, 478-484 p.
gender, locomotor disability, old age, Philadelphia Geriatric Center Multilevel Assessment Instrument
Medical and Health Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-14611DOI: 10.1111/j.1471-6712.2007.00544.xOAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-14611DiVA: diva2:24009