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koomesh 2018, 20(4): 705-712 Back to browse issues page
Determining validity and reliability of the Persian version of activities-specific balance confidence scale for elderly
Vali Ollah Kashani * , Maryam Zarifkar , Zakiyeh Alinaghipoor
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Introduction: Due to the phenomenon of aging and the inevitable problems that will occur in the process, a convenient tool for assessing the balance confidence of the daily activities is required. Therefore the purpose of this study was to determine the validity and reliability of the activities-specific balance confidence scale for elderly Persians.
Materials and Methods: In this study 170 women and men (woman: 75 and man: 95) were selected by cluster random sampling to complete the Persian version of the Activities-specific Balance Confidence Scale for the elderly. The Cronbach alpha coefficient was used to determine the internal consistency while intra-class correlation coefficient under test-retest method was utilized to assess temporal reliability.
Results: Confirmatory factor analysis based on structural equations was used for validation of the structure of the questionnaire. The results showed that the activities-specific balance confidence scale for elderly Persians had an acceptable fit index (RMSEA = 0.08, CFI = 0.99, TLI = 0.99), internal consistency (0.92) and temporal reliability (0.83), indicating good validity and reliability of the Persian version of the activities-specific balance confidence scale for elderly Persians.
Conclusion: Balance confidence scale for elderly Persians has acceptable validity and reliability among Iranian adults and can be potentially used as a valid and reliable instrument by researchers
Keywords: Psychometric Properties, Internal and Temporal Reliability, Activities-Specific, Balance Confidence Scale, Elderly Persians
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: General
Received: 2016/11/21 | Accepted: 2018/04/30 | Published: 2018/09/23
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Kashani V O, Zarifkar M, Alinaghipoor Z. Determining validity and reliability of the Persian version of activities-specific balance confidence scale for elderly. koomesh. 2018; 20 (4) :705-712
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