Construction and Testing of a German Health-Oriented FADL Instrument in People of High Age: A Matter of Check and Balances!

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/152872
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Presentation
Title:
Construction and Testing of a German Health-Oriented FADL Instrument in People of High Age: A Matter of Check and Balances!
Abstract:
Construction and Testing of a German Health-Oriented FADL Instrument in People of High Age: A Matter of Check and Balances!
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2001
Conference Date:June, 2001
Author:VanMaanen, Hanneke
Objective: To develop a health- oriented FADL instrument to evaluate the self-reports of people in high age with regard to their health. Design: Construction of a questionnaire (closed Qs.) with additional space for qualitative comments. Three phases of pilot testing before the main study was conducted (duration of research: 3 yrs.). Population, Sample, Setting, Years: Aging persons in the age range of 65 – 102 years of age (main study n=60) Residences for independent and slightly-to dependent persons (4:1). Concept or Variables Studied Together or Intervention and Outcome Variables: The questionnaire is based on a review of internationally tested Health Surveys. Methods: The difference is that the self-report of the aging person (subjective data, perception) is more important than the assessment (observation, focused questioning of the health professional. Findings: This investigated aging cohort was in general very satisfied with their health and lifestyle. They were relatively well educated and their SES enabled them to do the things they wanted to do. Conclusions: The outcomes are influenced by the quality of health and social services in Germany, that compensate in those cases where people’s income is low or close to the poverty line. Implications: Although we would have preferred to gain a clear understanding of the realistic income in later life (pension), most respondents did no longer deal with their financial matters. The core of this research is also dealing with the methods of investigation, which require adjustment in working with the old-old.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
Jun-2001
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleConstruction and Testing of a German Health-Oriented FADL Instrument in People of High Age: A Matter of Check and Balances!en_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/152872-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Construction and Testing of a German Health-Oriented FADL Instrument in People of High Age: A Matter of Check and Balances!</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2001</td></tr><tr class="item-conference-date"><td class="label">Conference Date:</td><td class="value">June, 2001</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">VanMaanen, Hanneke</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">maanen@uni-bremen.de</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Objective: To develop a health- oriented FADL instrument to evaluate the self-reports of people in high age with regard to their health. Design: Construction of a questionnaire (closed Qs.) with additional space for qualitative comments. Three phases of pilot testing before the main study was conducted (duration of research: 3 yrs.). Population, Sample, Setting, Years: Aging persons in the age range of 65 &ndash; 102 years of age (main study n=60) Residences for independent and slightly-to dependent persons (4:1). Concept or Variables Studied Together or Intervention and Outcome Variables: The questionnaire is based on a review of internationally tested Health Surveys. Methods: The difference is that the self-report of the aging person (subjective data, perception) is more important than the assessment (observation, focused questioning of the health professional. Findings: This investigated aging cohort was in general very satisfied with their health and lifestyle. They were relatively well educated and their SES enabled them to do the things they wanted to do. Conclusions: The outcomes are influenced by the quality of health and social services in Germany, that compensate in those cases where people&rsquo;s income is low or close to the poverty line. Implications: Although we would have preferred to gain a clear understanding of the realistic income in later life (pension), most respondents did no longer deal with their financial matters. The core of this research is also dealing with the methods of investigation, which require adjustment in working with the old-old.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T11:53:15Z-
dc.date.issued2001-06en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T11:53:15Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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