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Measuring activity of old people in residential care testing a handbook for observers

Felce, David John, Powell, Liz, Lunt, Barry, Jenkins, Judith and Mansell, Jim 1980. Measuring activity of old people in residential care testing a handbook for observers. Evaluation Review 4 (3) , pp. 371-387. 10.1177/0193841x8000400306

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A handbook was written to instruct researchers and health and social services staff how to carry out sensitive yet quick, simple, and inexpensive measures of engagement in activity by old people in residential care. The handbook was tested experimentally to demonstrate that researchers and staff could observe engagement reliably, using only the written instructions. High levels of the interobserver agreement were attained by subjects with little or no previous experience in direct observation, showing that the handbook was sufficient for training researchers and staff in the use of the measure. Some limitations of the handbook are discussed.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Medicine
MRC Centre for Neuropsychiatric Genetics and Genomics (CNGG)
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
R Medicine > RZ Other systems of medicine
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISSN: 0193-841X
Last Modified: 30 Jun 2017 03:45

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