Development and Psychometric Properties of a Standardized Assessment for Adults Who Are Deaf-Blind

TitleDevelopment and Psychometric Properties of a Standardized Assessment for Adults Who Are Deaf-Blind
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2009
AuthorsDalby DM, Hirdes JP, Stolee P, J. Strong G, Poss J, Tjam EY, Bowman L, Ashworth M
JournalJournal of Visual Impairment & Blindness,
VolumeVol. 103
IssueNo. 1
Date PublishedJanuary 2009
KeywordsBlind Deaf Persons--Health Aspects, Psychometrics--Health Aspects, Psychometrics--Methods, Sensory Disorders--Care and Treatment, Sensory Disorders--Diagnosis, Sensory Disorders--Risk Factors
Abstract

The internal consistency and validity of the interRAI Community Health Assessment and Deafblind Supplement were tested with 182 persons with deaf-blindness. All subscales demonstrated good to excellent internal consistency, and expected associations provided evidence of convergent validity. This instrument can facilitate standardized service planning for persons with deaf-blindness.