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Int J Prev Med. 2019 Aug 1;10:130. doi: 10.4103/ijpvm.IJPVM_579_18. eCollection 2019.

Iranian Version of Barthel Index: Validity and Reliability in Outpatients' Elderly.

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1
Department of Elderly Health Research, Endocrinology and Metabolism Population Sciences Institute, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
2
Department of Gerontology and Geriatric, Medical School, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
3
Department of Occupational Therapy, Shohada Hospital, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.

Abstract

Background:

Validation study of Barthel Index for elderly patients being attended in outpatient and rehabilitation clinics in Iran.

Methods:

Face-to-face interview with 395 out patients geriatric 60+ years was done in a cross-sectional study. The internal consistency Barthel-ADL was used to approve reliability. Criterion validity and factor analysis were used to verify validity.

Results:

Reliability the Iranian version BI was significant at 0.938. In criterion validity analysis, the high correlation tools included Functional Ambulation Category (FAC) and Foot and Ankle Ability Measure (FAAM-subscales ADL) at 0.947 and -0.945, respectively. In factor analyses, two domains obtained, the variance of 10 items achieved 69.79%; also, the Item Total Correlation (ITC) of each item was measured.

Conclusions:

The Barthel Index shows a good validity and reliability, and recommended to use in the Iranian geriatric outpatients in evaluating physical ability.

KEYWORDS:

Barthel-ADL; Iran; elderly; geriatric outpatients; validity

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