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|dc.contributor.author||de Morton, N.||-|
|dc.identifier.citation||Disability and Rehabilitation, 2015; 37(20):1881-1887||-|
|dc.description.abstract||Purpose: To compare the clinimetric properties of the de Morton Mobility Index (DEMMI®) and the Elderly Mobility Scale (EMS). Method: A head-to-head comparison of the EMS and DEMMI® with 120 consecutive older acute medical patients. The DEMMI® and EMS were administered within 48 h of hospital admission and discharge. Results: At admission, 6% and 15% of participants scored the lowest scale score for the DEMMI® and EMS, respectively. For the DEMMI®, 17% of participants scored within the minimal detectable change of the lowest scale score compared to 20% for the EMS at admission. At hospital discharge, DEMMI® scores were normally distributed and the EMS had a ceiling effect. Similar evidence of convergent, discriminant and known groups validity were obtained for the DEMMI® and EMS. There was no significant difference in responsiveness to change between the DEMMI® and EMS. The EMS was significantly quicker to administer compared to the DEMMI®. Conclusion: The DEMMI® and EMS are both valid measures of mobility for older acute medical patients. The DEMMI® has a broader scale width than the EMS with interval level measurement and therefore provides a more accurate method for measuring and monitoring changes in mobility for older acute medical patients.||-|
|dc.description.statementofresponsibility||Natalie A. de Morton, Jo Nolan, Michael O, Brien, Susie Thomas, Adam Govier, Karen Sherwell, Bruce Harris, and Noel Markham||-|
|dc.publisher||Taylor & Francis||-|
|dc.rights||© 2014 Informa UK Ltd.||-|
|dc.subject||de Morton Mobility Index; Elderly mobility Scale; hospital; measurement; mobility; older persons; physical ability||-|
|dc.title||A head-to-head comparison of the de Morton Mobility Index (DEMMI) and Elderly Mobility Scale (EMS) in an older acute medical population||-|
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