A revised Index for Social Engagement for long-term care

TitleA revised Index for Social Engagement for long-term care
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2008
AuthorsGerritsen D.L, Steverink N., Frijters D.H, Hirdes J.P, Ooms M.E, Ribbe M.W
JournalJournal of Gerontological Nursing
Date PublishedApr
ISBN Number0098-9134 (Print)<br/>0098-9134 (Linking)
Accession Number18429378
Keywords*Social Behavior, Aged, 80 and over, Aged/*psychology, Cognition Disorders/psychology, Female, Geriatric Assessment/*methods, Humans, Interpersonal Relations, Long-Term Care/*psychology, Male, Netherlands, Nursing Assessment/*methods/standards, Nursing Evaluation Research, Ontario, principal component analysis, Psychometrics, Sensitivity and Specificity

The objective of this study was to improve validity and reliability estimates of the Index for Social Engagement (ISE) for long-term care. After exploring content validity and internal consistency in Dutch and Canadian data, two ISE items were dropped, and two new items were added. Reliability of this Revised ISE (RISE) was tested in 189 nursing home residents. It appeared that the RISE has enhanced reliability estimates, especially in residents with cognitive impairment. The RISE for long-term care improves the existing index by including additional dimensions of social engagement and by increasing the reliability of results for residents with cognitive impairment.



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