|Title||Adaptation of interRAI instruments for comprehensive assessment of patients with care needs|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2008|
|Authors||Saks K., Urban R.|
|Journal||Advances in Gerontology = Uspekhi Gerontologii/Rossiiskaia Akademiia Nauk, Gerontologicheskoe Obshchestvo|
Comprehensive assessment of the patients' needs is a key factor in improving the quality of care and quality of life of care-dependent persons. InterRAI instruments are internationally the most widely used standardized tools for collecting and analyzing data of elderly, frail or disabled people. The implementation of interRAI instruments in a country should take into consideration the cultural context and be adjusted according to the local requirements. In this article we describe how interRAI instrument MDS-NH version 2.0 was adapted for Estonia and how the reliability of the instrument was controlled.