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Development and Validation of a Checklist to Assess the Elderly Attitude toward the Environmental Indicators (EA-EIs) of Nursing Home Facilities

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(2020) Development and Validation of a Checklist to Assess the Elderly Attitude toward the Environmental Indicators (EA-EIs) of Nursing Home Facilities. Journal of Aging and Environment. ISSN 26892618 (ISSN)

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Abstract

Introduction: Long term care public centers have not been fully established in Iran; elderly patients still cannot obtain the necessary care in their community. The main aim of this study was to develop and validate a checklist for assessing the elderly attitude toward the environmental indicators of public long-term care facilities. Method: The tool contains 46 items across six domains developed through semi-structured interviews with the elderly attending public places across the city. In total, 400 elderly patients aged ≥60 years living in Ilam city selected through purposive sampling design. Six subscales, including medical facilities, health facilities, welfare, independence, control, and human relation, were driven. The elderly's attitude toward the environmental indicators of long-term care facilities checklist (EA-EIs) internal consistency, test-retest reliability, and factorial validity was analyzed. Results: Explanatory factor analysis confirmed the presumed theoretical model correctly and the following six factors identified through the tool: (a) medical facilities (7 items), (b) health facilities (4 items), (c) welfare (14 items), (d) independence (10 items), (e) control (7 items), and (f) human relation (4 items). Internal consistency yielded high Cronbach alpha values for all six domains and the total overall, suggesting a stable and reliable measure. Two weeks of test-retest reliability for the tool found to be acceptable. Conclusion: The present study provides preliminary evidence that (EA-EIS) is a reliable and valid instrument to the efficient assessment of elderly attitude toward the environmental indicators of public nursing home facilities. This instrument should be valuable for public health research as well as health service use. © 2020 Taylor & Francis Group, LLC.

Item Type: Article
Creators:
CreatorsEmail
Malek, M.UNSPECIFIED
Mozafari, M.UNSPECIFIED
Aazami, S.UNSPECIFIED
Azami, G.UNSPECIFIED
Keywords: Attitude checklist validation elderly environmental indicators healthcare facilities long-term care nursing home aged article checklist controlled study Cronbach alpha coefficient environmental indicator factor analysis female health care utilization human human relation human tissue internal consistency long term care major clinical study male public health semi structured interview test retest reliability validation process validity welfare
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Journal or Publication Title: Journal of Aging and Environment
Journal Index: Scopus
Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1080/26892618.2020.1834054
ISSN: 26892618 (ISSN)
Depositing User: مهندس مهدی شریفی
URI: http://eprints.medilam.ac.ir/id/eprint/3293

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