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dc.contributor.authorKuys, Suzanneen_US
dc.contributor.authorBrauer, Sandraen_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T11:50:08Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T11:50:08Z
dc.date.issued2006en_US
dc.date.modified2009-12-17T22:32:01Z
dc.identifier.issn14406381en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1111/j.1741-6612.2006.00169.xen_AU
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/27709
dc.description.abstractObjective: To establish concurrent validity, interrater and test-retest reliability of the Modified Elderly Mobility Scale (MEMS). Methods: Ninety elderly patients were scored on the MEMS. To establish concurrent validity, 75 patients MEMS scores were compared to Functional Independence Measure (FIM) scores using Spearman's correlation. Videotaped patient performances were used to establish interrater and test-retest reliability using percentage absolute agreement and intraclass correlation coefficients (ICCs). Results: The total MEMS score demonstrated a significant association with the motor (r = 0.725) and total FIM scores (r = 0.718). Absolute agreement for interrater reliability was greater than 93% for all test items, with 97 and 98% for the two new measures, respectively. Test-retest reliability demonstrated similar high levels of absolute agreement and had ICCs ranging from 0.870 to 1.0. Conclusions: The MEMS is a quick, valid and reliable test of motor function of elderly patients with a spread of functional levels.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_AU
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherWiley-Blackwell Publishing Asiaen_US
dc.publisher.placeAustraliaen_US
dc.publisher.urihttp://www.wiley.com/bw/journal.asp?ref=1440-6381en_AU
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationNen_AU
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom140en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto144en_US
dc.relation.ispartofissue3en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalAustralasian Journal on Ageingen_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume25en_US
dc.rights.retentionYen_AU
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode329903en_US
dc.titleValidation and reliability of the Modified Elderly Mobility Scaleen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Peer Reviewed (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articlesen_US
gro.date.issued2006
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text


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