|Title||Development and Psychometric Properties of a Standardized Assessment for Adults Who Are Deaf-Blind|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2009|
|Authors||Dalby DM, Hirdes JP, Stolee P, J. Strong G, Poss J, Tjam EY, Bowman L, Ashworth M|
|Journal||Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness,|
|Date Published||January 2009|
|Keywords||Blind Deaf Persons--Health Aspects, Psychometrics--Health Aspects, Psychometrics--Methods, Sensory Disorders--Care and Treatment, Sensory Disorders--Diagnosis, Sensory Disorders--Risk Factors|
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.