Wandering and Wayfinding Effectiveness: Validity and Reliability Estimates of Two Measures

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/158618
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Title:
Wandering and Wayfinding Effectiveness: Validity and Reliability Estimates of Two Measures
Abstract:
Wandering and Wayfinding Effectiveness: Validity and Reliability Estimates of Two Measures
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2003
Author:Algase, Donna
Contact Address:SON, 400 N. Ingalls, Room 2160, Ann Arbor, MI, 48109-0482, USA
Co-Authors:Gwi-Ryung Son; Elizabeth Beattie; Sarah Leitsch; Lan Yao; Shelly Weaverdyck
For persons with dementia, navigational deficits are part of, but do not adequately explain, wandering behavior. This study reports psychometrics on two instruments developed to explore the relationship of wandering and navigational deficits in a community sample (N=223). The Revised Algase Wandering Scale – Community Version (RAWS-CV, 59 items) and the Way-finding Effectiveness Scale (WES, 40 items) were based on known dimensions of wandering in nursing home residents and cognitive mapping theory. Principal axis factor analyses yielded an eleven-factor solution for the RAWS-CV and an eight-factor solution for the WES, explaining 63.9% and 66.5% of the variance respectively. Seven interpretable RAWS-CV factors confirmed four from earlier versions of the AWS (spontaneous walking, routinized/stereotypical walking, eloping behavior, and navigational deficit) and revealed three new factors (negative outcomes, pliability, and impulsivity); five interpretable WES factors were revealed (complex way-finding ability, mapping strategies, locating abilities, global strategies, and self-correcting ability). Internal consistency for the RAWS-CV and subscales ranged from .65 to .93 and for the WES and five subscales ranged from .86 to .92. Validity was examined using a correlation matrix of RAWS-CV and WES subscales. Within the RAWS-CV, significant correlations (r=.20 to .71; p < .01) existed among all subscales but negative outcomes, which did not correlate significantly with any RAWS-CV subscale. Within the WES, all subscales correlated at values between .56 to .71. Relating subscales of the RAWS-CV and WES revealed a pattern of insignificant correlations except for the navigational deficit subscale of the RAWS-CV, which had significant negative correlations with all WES subscales (r=-.17 to -.51, p < .05) and the locating abilities subscale of the WES, which correlated significantly with all RAWS-CV subscales except routinized/stereotypical walking (r=-.15 to -.51, p < .05). Analyses support the construct validity and internal consistency of both measures. AN: MN030381
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Midwest Nursing Research Society

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleWandering and Wayfinding Effectiveness: Validity and Reliability Estimates of Two Measuresen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/158618-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Wandering and Wayfinding Effectiveness: Validity and Reliability Estimates of Two Measures </td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Midwest Nursing Research Society</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2003</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Algase, Donna</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">SON, 400 N. Ingalls, Room 2160, Ann Arbor, MI, 48109-0482, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Gwi-Ryung Son; Elizabeth Beattie; Sarah Leitsch; Lan Yao; Shelly Weaverdyck </td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">For persons with dementia, navigational deficits are part of, but do not adequately explain, wandering behavior. This study reports psychometrics on two instruments developed to explore the relationship of wandering and navigational deficits in a community sample (N=223). The Revised Algase Wandering Scale &ndash; Community Version (RAWS-CV, 59 items) and the Way-finding Effectiveness Scale (WES, 40 items) were based on known dimensions of wandering in nursing home residents and cognitive mapping theory. Principal axis factor analyses yielded an eleven-factor solution for the RAWS-CV and an eight-factor solution for the WES, explaining 63.9% and 66.5% of the variance respectively. Seven interpretable RAWS-CV factors confirmed four from earlier versions of the AWS (spontaneous walking, routinized/stereotypical walking, eloping behavior, and navigational deficit) and revealed three new factors (negative outcomes, pliability, and impulsivity); five interpretable WES factors were revealed (complex way-finding ability, mapping strategies, locating abilities, global strategies, and self-correcting ability). Internal consistency for the RAWS-CV and subscales ranged from .65 to .93 and for the WES and five subscales ranged from .86 to .92. Validity was examined using a correlation matrix of RAWS-CV and WES subscales. Within the RAWS-CV, significant correlations (r=.20 to .71; p &lt; .01) existed among all subscales but negative outcomes, which did not correlate significantly with any RAWS-CV subscale. Within the WES, all subscales correlated at values between .56 to .71. Relating subscales of the RAWS-CV and WES revealed a pattern of insignificant correlations except for the navigational deficit subscale of the RAWS-CV, which had significant negative correlations with all WES subscales (r=-.17 to -.51, p &lt; .05) and the locating abilities subscale of the WES, which correlated significantly with all RAWS-CV subscales except routinized/stereotypical walking (r=-.15 to -.51, p &lt; .05). Analyses support the construct validity and internal consistency of both measures. AN: MN030381 </td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T21:13:57Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T21:13:57Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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