Research Article| Volume 12, ISSUE 3, P148-153, June 1998

Development and testing the elder concerns about memory scale

  • Sandra L. Cromwell
    Address reprint requests to Sandra L. Cromwell, RN, PhD, Assistant Professor, College of Nursing, University of Arizona, 1305 N. Martin, Tuczon, AZ 85721-0203.
    University of Arizona, College of Nursing, Tuczon, AZ, USA
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      This article describes the development and testing of an instrument to measure elders' concerns about their memory. The content validity was assessed using a panel of experts. Internal consistency reliability and criterion-related and predictive validity were evaluated using three samples of community-based elders. This brief paper-and-pencil instrument should be helpful to nurse clinicians in numerous settings for assessing the magnitude of elder clients' concern and in planning appropriate interventions to address their distress.
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