Testing of the Function Focused Environment Assessment and the Function Focused Policy Assessment in Assisted Living

Barbara Resnick, Elizabeth Galik, Marie Boltz, Erin Vigne, Sarah Holmes, Steven Fix, Shijun Zhu, Regina Lewis

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Abstract

This study tested two new instruments, the Function Focused Environment Assessment (FF-EA) and the Function Focused Policy Assessment (FF-PA). The measures were developed for clinical evaluation of assisted living (AL) settings to help optimize function and physical activity among residents. In total, 106 AL settings and 242 residents were included. There was evidence of item reliability (0.92) and interrater reliability (kappa =0.40, p =.015; agreement 85%) of FF-EA and item reliability (0.89) and interrater reliability (kappa =0.48, p =.001, agreement 82%) of the FF-PA, and support for validity of both measures based on INFIT and OUTFIT statistics and hypothesis testing.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)153-172
Number of pages20
JournalJournal of Housing for the Elderly
Volume33
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 3 2019

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Gerontology
  • Public Administration
  • Life-span and Life-course Studies

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