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Relationship between self-reported function and disability and balance performance measures in the elderly

Itshak Melzer, PhD, PT, et al.

We demonstrated that the Hebrew version of the Late-Life Function and Disability Instrument (LLFDI) reliably and validly assesses function and disability in older adults. The LLFDI is recommended as an outcome instrument in studies in which older adults' function and disability are outcomes of interest. The LLFDI successfully avoided floor and ceiling effects by distinguishing between participants who did and did not use canes. These results contribute to existing information on the performance of the LLFDI and support the reliability and validity of the LLFDI in older adults.


Volume 44 Number 5 2007
Pages 685 — 692


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