Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://bura.brunel.ac.uk/handle/2438/15704
Title: Family Law
Authors: Kaganas, FR
Diduck, A
Keywords: : Geriatric Assessment;, Cooking;Eating;Reliability and Validity
Issue Date: 2018
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Citation: Great Debates in Gender and Law, 2018
Abstract: OBJECTIVE: Occupational therapists have the knowledge and skills to improve nutritional risk in community-living older adults, by improving performance of food-related occupations. However, few tools are available to evaluate these interventions. We developed the first item pool that measures community-living older adults’ occupational performance of food activities. METHOD: In phase 1 of the research we developed and item pool within a qualitative exploratory study with five older adults. In phase 2 we designed the Occupational performance measure of food activities. In phase 3 we formally assessed the measurement properties of the 15-item measure, using survey responses from 77 community-living older adults. Construct validity, reliability, and utility were evaluated. RESULTS: A 13-item measure of the occupational performance of food activities showed acceptable validity and reliability in three subscales (Cronbach’s alpha ranged from .70 to .75). The item pool demonstrated good utility. We had comparable results for administration via self-completion survey (n = 38) and interview (n = 39). CONCLUSION: This unique item pool showed promising validity and reliability for the measurement of the occupational performance of food activities. Occupational therapists are cautioned against modifying existing measurement tools without thorough testing of the resulting new measure of occupational performance.
URI: http://bura.brunel.ac.uk/handle/2438/15704
ISBN: 9781137610997
1137610999
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