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ERIC Number: EJ814743
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Nov
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 77
ISSN: ISSN-1328-4207
Social Vulnerability Scale for Older Adults: Validation Study
Pinsker, Donna M.; Stone, Valerie; Pachana, Nancy; Greenspan, Stephen
Clinical Psychologist, v10 n3 p109-119 Nov 2006
The Social Vulnerability Scale (SVS), an informant-report of social vulnerability for older adults, was piloted in a sample of 167 undergraduate students (63 male, 104 female) from the University of Queensland. Participants aged 18 - 53 (M = 25.53 years, SD = 7.83 years) completed the SVS by rating a relative or friend aged [greater than or equal to] 50 years (M = 71.65 years, SD = 12.49 years): either someone with memory problems, stroke, dementia, or other neurological condition (n = 85); or a healthy older adult (n = 82). Excellent internal consistency and test-retest reliability were demonstrated, and the SVS effectively differentiated healthy older adults from those with a neurological condition based on proxy ratings of social vulnerability. The SVS is a potentially useful adjunct measure of older adults' capacity to reside independently. (Contains 1 table and 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia