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dc.contributor.author Van Ineveld, Cornelia en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2007-06-01T19:21:57Z
dc.date.available 2007-06-01T19:21:57Z
dc.date.issued 2000-04-01T00:00:00Z en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1993/2347
dc.description.abstract 'Background'. The "Predicting Health Needs of Seniors Survey" (PHNSS) is designed as a self-a ministered questionnaire identifying community dwelling elderly persons at risk of functional decline and high health care utilization. The questionnaire, developed for a low-income population, was adapted for use in Chinese, French, English and Ojibwe. 'Objectives'. To confirm the questionnaire reliability and construct validity in Chinese, French, English and Ojibwe. To test the predictive validity of the PHNSS. Methods: For each cultural group, the PHNSS was administered to well and physically dependant seniors. Demographics and measures of daily functioning, cognition, mood, and physical performance were collected. Test-retest and inter-rater reliability testing were completed. To test predictive validity, responses to items from the 1996 Aging in Manitoba interviews were used to create a "surrogate" PHNSS score. Telephone interviews established functional status 18 months from baseline. Health claims data wereused to examine home care use, hospitalization and physician visits at 18 months. (Abstract shortened by UMI.) en_US
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dc.language en en_US
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dc.title Reliability and validity of the Predicting Health Needs of Seniors Survey en_US
dc.degree.discipline Community Health Sciences en_US
dc.degree.level Master of Science (M.Sc.) en_US


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