The objective of this study was to validate the Chinese version of the Minimum Data Set-Resident Assessment Instrument (MDS-RAI) in Hong Kong Chinese elders. The respondents were 83 people aged 65 years or older who lived at a care and attention home in Hong Kong. Firstly, test-retest reliabilities of four Resident Assessment Protocol (RAP) scales (including cognitive loss/dementia, communication, activities of daily living/rehabilitation potential, and mood symptoms) were examined and we found acceptable test-retest reliability. Secondly, inter-rater reliability of these four RAPs was found to be acceptable. Concurrent validity was also obtained for these four areas in MDS-RAI and most associations were in the range from 0.4 to 0.6. Results suggest that the Chinese version of MDS-RAI is a reliable and valid assessment tool for elderly Chinese residents in a long-term care facility in Hong Kong. Copyright © 2001 by The Haworth Press, Inc. All rights reserved.
CitationChou, K.-L., Chi, I., Leung, A. C.-T., Wu, Y. M., & Liu, C.-P. (2001). Validation of minimum data set for nursing home in Hong Kong Chinese elders. Clinical Gerontologist, 23(1-2), 43-54. doi: 10.1300/J018v23n01_05