“Establishing the criterion validity of the interRAI Check-Up Self-Report instrument”

Title“Establishing the criterion validity of the interRAI Check-Up Self-Report instrument”
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2020
AuthorsGeffen LN, Kelly G, Morris JN, Hogeveen S, Hirdes J
JournalBMC Geriatrics
Date Published2020/07/29
ISBN Number1471-2318
Accession NumberWOS:000557695100003

Low and middle-income countries have growing older populations and could benefit from the use of multi-domain geriatric assessments in overcoming the challenge of providing quality health services to older persons. This paper reports on the outcomes of a study carried out in Cape Town, South Africa on the validity of the interRAI Check-Up Self-Report instrument, a multi-domain assessment instrument designed to screen older persons in primary health settings. This is the first criterion validity study of the instrument. The instrument is designed to identify specific health problems and needs, including psychosocial or cognition problems and issues related to functional decline. The interRAI Check-Up Self-Report is designed to be compatible with the clinician administered instruments in the interRAI suite of assessments, but the validity of the instrument against clinician ratings has not yet been established. We therefore sought to establish whether community health workers, rather than trained healthcare professionals could reliably administer the self-report instrument to older persons.