Download e-book for kindle: Annual Review of Gerontology and Geriatrics, Volume 14, by M. Powell Lawton PhD, Jeanne A. Teresi EdD PhD

By M. Powell Lawton PhD, Jeanne A. Teresi EdD PhD

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This quantity evaluates a variety of overview measures with reference to older adults. The specialist members handle issues resembling review of future health, practical incapacity (ADLs), psychological agility, getting older and character, melancholy, and discomfort. whereas the tools themselves are available from different assets, this ebook discusses the suitability, strengths, and weaknesses of assorted measures and gives present info at the swiftly altering, state of the art evaluation expertise.

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Invariant parameter estimates, such as those derived from modern psychometric theory, are promising for use in scale development. Following is a brief discussion of modern psychometric theory and some of the applications to measurement in aging research. 14 TERESI AND HOLMES Modern Psychometric Theory It would be remiss to undertake a volume on gerontological and geriatric assessment without discussing applications of modern psychometric theory. Most scales currently in use for assessment of the elderly have been developed or evaluated using classical test theory.

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