Purpose The purpose of this study was to test the reliability and validity of the Function-Focused Care Checklist for Caregivers using Rasch analysis. Design This was a descriptive study using data from the study "Testing the Dissemination and Implementation of Function-Focused Care for Assisted Living Using the Evidence Integration Triangle."The study was approved by a university institutional review board. Methods A Rasch analysis was completed, which included 691 staff-resident observations from 85 assisted living facilities. Findings There was evidence of internal consistency (alpha coefficient of.93), construct validity except for a high OUTFIT statistic for wheelchair mobility, and hypothesis testing based on an increase in performance of function-focused care by caregivers over 12 months. Conclusions The findings provided psychometric support for the measure and guidance for revisions. Clinical Relevance This measure can be used clinically to teach caregivers to provide function-focused care to residents in assisted living.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation