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01-08-2007 | Artikel

Het meten van angst om te vallen met de Falls Efficacy Scale-International (FES-I). Achtergrond en psychometrische kenmerken

Auteurs: G. I. J. M. Kempen, G. A. R. Zijlstra, J. C. M. van Haastregt

Gepubliceerd in: Tijdschrift voor Gerontologie en Geriatrie | Uitgave 4/2007

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Abstract

The assessment of fear of falling with the Falls Efficacy Scale-International (FES-I). Development and psychometric properties in Dutch elderly. Fear of falling is common in older persons. Different methods have been developed to assess fear of falling. The most well-know measure is the 10-item Falls Efficacy Scale (FES). However, the FES items (a) focus on low functioning older persons and particularly on in-home activities, (b) do not comprise social activities, and (c) were developed from a US perspective so that translation in European languages is hampered. To solve these issues, the 16-item Falls Efficacy Scale-International (FES-I) was recently developed within the Prevention of Falls Network Europe (ProFaNE). In this article, the Dutch version of the FES-I is presented and the psychometric properties in 213 Dutch persons aged 70 years of age and over are described. The FES-I showed to be unidimensional and internally consistent; the Cronbach alpha coefficient was 0.96. The 4 week test-retest intra-class correlation coefficient was 0.82. The associations of the FES-I sumscores with age, gender, falls history and overall fear of falling was as expected, indicating construct validity. In addition, the FES-I discriminated in the same extent as the original 10-item FES scale. We conclude that the FES-I showed acceptable reliability and construct validity and may be useful in cross-national research. Future studies should focus on the sensitivity to change of FES-I.Tijdschr Gerontol Geriatr 2007; 38: 204-212
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Metagegevens
Titel
Het meten van angst om te vallen met de Falls Efficacy Scale-International (FES-I). Achtergrond en psychometrische kenmerken
Auteurs
G. I. J. M. Kempen
G. A. R. Zijlstra
J. C. M. van Haastregt
Publicatiedatum
01-08-2007
Uitgeverij
Bohn Stafleu van Loghum
Gepubliceerd in
Tijdschrift voor Gerontologie en Geriatrie / Uitgave 4/2007
Print ISSN: 0167-9228
Elektronisch ISSN: 1875-6832
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1007/BF03074847

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