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ERIC Number: EJ940967
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Oct
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0016-9013
Reliability and Validity Testing of the Physical Resilience Measure
Resnick, Barbara; Galik, Elizabeth; Dorsey, Susan; Scheve, Ann; Gutkin, Susan
Gerontologist, v51 n5 p643-652 Oct 2011
Objective: The purpose of this study was to test reliability and validity of the Physical Resilience Scale. Methods: A single-group repeated measure design was used and 130 older adults from three different housing sites participated. Participants completed the Physical Resilience Scale, Hardy-Gill Resilience Scale, 14-item Resilience Scale, 5-item Geriatric Depression Scale, and the Yale Physical Activity Survey at baseline and again 2 weeks later. Results: There was evidence of validity of the Physical Resilience Scale based on model testing using a Rasch Analysis and significant correlations with commonly used general resilience measures. Evidence of reliability was supported based on a Separation Index and alpha coefficient of 0.89 and test-retest reliability with correlations between testing times of 0.73. Discussion: Future use of the Physical Resilience Scale should consider adding more challenging items to better differentiate those particularly high in physical resilience.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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