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Older people specific health status and quality of life: a structured review of self-assessed instruments

Authors:
Haywood, K. L., Garratt, A. M., and Fitzpatrick, R.
Abstract:
OBJECTIVES: To review evidence relating to the measurement properties of older people specific self-assessed, multi-dimensional measures of health status.

DESIGN: Systematic literature searches to identify instruments. Pre-defined criteria relating to reliability, validity, responsiveness, precision and acceptability.

RESULTS: A total of 46 articles relating to 18 instruments met the inclusion criteria. Most evidence was found for the OARS Multidimensional Functional Assessment Questionnaire (OMFAQ), CARE, Functional Assessment Inventory (FAI) and Quality of Life Profile--Seniors Version (QOLPSV). Most instruments have been evaluated in single studies. Four instruments have evidence of internal consistency and test-retest reliability--LEIPAD, Philadelphia Geriatrics Centre Multilevel Assessment Inventory, Perceived Well-being Scale, Wellness Index (WI). Two instruments lack evidence of reliability--Brief Screening Questionnaire, Geriatric Quality of Life Questionnaire (GQLQ). Older people contributed to the content of the GQLQ, QOLPSV and WI. Most instruments were assessed for validity through comparisons with other instruments, global judgements of health, or clinical and socio-demographic variables. Limited evidence of responsiveness was found for five instruments--GQLQ, OMFAQ, PGCMAI, QOLPSV, Self-Evaluation of Life Scale (SELF).

CONCLUSION: Although most evidence was found for the OMFAQ this was largely for the ADL domain; evidence for reliability and responsiveness is limited. Limited evidence of reliability, validity and responsiveness was found for the PGCMAI, QOLPSV and SELF. The lack of evidence for measurement properties restricts instrument recommendation. Instrument content should be assessed for relevance before application and the concurrent evaluation of specific and widely used generic instruments is recommended. Several instruments, including the BSQ and EASY-Care, were developed recently and further evidence of instrument performance is required.
DOI:
10.1111/j.1365-2753.2005.00538.x
URL:
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16011644
Journal:
J Eval Clin Pract
issn:
1356-1294 (Print)
Publication year:
2005
pages:
315-27
General health perceptions / HRQoL:
Health-related quality of life
Overall quality of life:
Overall quality of life
Age:
Adults (18-65)
Seniors (65+)
Disease:
Certain infections and parasitic diseases and related symptoms
Diseases of and symptoms related to the blood and blood-forming organs and certain disorders involving the immune mechanism
Diseases of and symptoms related to the circulatory system
Diseases of and symptoms related to the digestive system
Diseases of and symptoms related to the ear and mastoid process
Diseases of and symptoms related to the eye and adnexa
Diseases of and symptoms related to the genitourinary system
Diseases of and symptoms related to the musculoskeletal system and connective tissue
Diseases of and symptoms related to the nervous system
Diseases of and symptoms related to the respiratory system
Diseases of and symptoms related to the skin and subcutaneous tissue
Endocrine, nutritional and metabolic diseases and related symptoms
External causes of morbidity and mortality
Injury, poisoning and certain other consequences of external causes
Mental and behavioural disorders and related symptoms
Neoplasms and related symptoms
Symptoms, signs and abnormal clinical and laboratory findings, not elsewhere classified
PRO / non-PRO:
Patient Reported Outcome
Type of measurement instrument:
1 - Questionnaires
2 - Interviews
Instrument:
BSQ - Brief Screening Questionnaire
CARE - Comprehensive Assessment and Referral Evaluation
CORE-CARE - CORE Comprehensive Assessment and Referral Evaluation
EASY-CARE - Easy Comprehensive Assessment and Referral Evaluation
FAI - Functional Activities Index
GPSS - Geriatric Postal Screening Survey
GQLQ - Geriatric Quality of Life Questionnaire
GSQ - Geriatric Screening Questionnaire
ISAI - IOWA Self-Assessment Inventory
LEIPAD
OMFAQ - Older Americans Resources and Services (OARS) Multi-dimensional Functional Assessment Questionnaire
PGCMAI - Philadelphia Geriatric Centre Multilevel Assessment Instrument
PWB - Perceived Well-being Scale
QLC - Quality of Life Checklist
QLWMV - Quality of life – well-being, meaning and value
QOLP-SV - Quality of Life Profile-Seniors Version
SELF - Self-evaluation of Life Scale
SENOTS program and battery
SHORT-CARE - Short Comprehensive Assessment and Referral Evaluation
WI - Wellness Index