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Reliability of standardized assessment for adults
who are deafblind

Dawn M. Guthrie, PhD, et al.

Figure. Cumulative percentage of kappa values for interRAI Community Health Assessment and Deafblind Supplement.

We created an assessment tool that has about 300 different items. We tested this tool in people who have some loss of their vision and their hearing. Two different assessors completed the tool with the same person. The assessment seems to work well for most questions. However, for questions about a person's mood, level of pain, and social activities, it did not work as well. This tool is useful in sorting out the needs of people with vision and hearing loss.

Volume 48 Number 5, 2011
   Pages 545 — 554

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This article and any supplementary material should be cited as follows:
Guthrie DM, Pitman R, Stolee P, Strong G , Poss J, Tjam EY, Bowman L, Ashworth M, Hirdes JP. Reliability of standardized assessment for adults who are deafblind. J Rehabil Res Dev. 2011;48(5):545-54.

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