Reliability of Katz's Activities of Daily Living scale when used in telephone interviews

J. R. Ciesla, Leiyu Shi, C. H. Stoskopf, M. E. Samuels

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Abstract

The reliability of a five-item Katz's Activities of Daily Living (ADL) scale collected by self-report telephone interview is presented. A random sample of 6,472 South Carolina residents over 55 years of age selected from a statewide population is used. Factor structure, Guttman properties, internal consistency reliability, Mokken's index of test homogeneity, and Spearman's coefficient of rank-order correlation are used to show that ADL data gathered by telephone interview are reliable. Because telephone interviewing methods are faster, cheaper, and safer they are recommended as a viable way for researchers, policymakers, and practitioners to gather ADL information.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)190-203
Number of pages14
JournalEvaluation and the Health Professions
Volume16
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 1993
Externally publishedYes

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Reliability of Katz's Activities of Daily Living scale when used in telephone interviews. / Ciesla, J. R.; Shi, Leiyu; Stoskopf, C. H.; Samuels, M. E.

In: Evaluation and the Health Professions, Vol. 16, No. 2, 1993, p. 190-203.

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Ciesla, J. R. ; Shi, Leiyu ; Stoskopf, C. H. ; Samuels, M. E. / Reliability of Katz's Activities of Daily Living scale when used in telephone interviews. In: Evaluation and the Health Professions. 1993 ; Vol. 16, No. 2. pp. 190-203.
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