accident in geriatric population.
Methods: This is a prospective validation study. Purposeful sampling strategy was employed in collecting data from subjects with age from 65 or above. They completed self-report traditional Chinese Home FAST questionnaire.
Results: The Chinese Home FAST enjoyed excellent interrater reliability. The ICC ranged from .86 to .98 (with 95% CI= .91 to .94), with good-to-excellent test-retest reliability (ICC ranged from .86 to .95 and 95% CI= .90 to .94), and good-to-excellent internal consistency (ICC ranged from .88 to .96 and 95% CI= .85 to .93). A two-factor structure, comprising “Home Environment and Furniture” and “Activities of Daily Living with Use of Devices” was identified. In predicting hospital admission due to fall at home in the six-month interval, discriminant analysis showed high sensitivity of 83.3% and specificity of 80.0% for the group with more than seven environmental hazards in the Chinese Home FAST.
Conclusions: This is the first validation study of home-hazards assessment in a Chinese population. Our findings supported the reliability and validity of the traditional Chinese Home FAST. Further evaluation of the Chinese Home FAST in Mandarin-speaking subjects whom read simplified Chinese is recommended.
|Number of pages||1|
|Publication status||Published - 17 Nov 2018|
|Event||11th Pan-Pacific Conference on Rehabilitation - Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong, Hong Kong|
Duration: 17 Nov 2017 → 18 Nov 2017
|Conference||11th Pan-Pacific Conference on Rehabilitation|
|Abbreviated title||11th PPCR|
|Period||17/11/17 → 18/11/17|