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Cohen-Mansfield Agitation Inventory. The Cohen-Mansfield
Agitation inventory (CMAI) is a 29-item caregiver rating questionnaire for the assessment of
agitation in elderly persons. It includes descriptions of 29 agitated
behaviors, each rated on a 7-point scale of frequency.
Inter-rater agreement rates ranged between .88 and .92.
Cohen-Mansfield Agitation Inventory - Short Form. The CMAI-SF
is a short version of the Cohen-Mansfield Agitation Inventory.
It contains 14 items to be rated by caregivers on a 5-point frequency scale. The
items are based on the factor structure of the original
Agitated Behavior Mapping Instrument.
The Agitated Behavior Mapping Instrument
(ABMI) is a behavior mapping technique for systematically observing and
behavior of nursing home residents.
The ABMI includes items pertaining to different types of agitated behaviors as well as items concerning the social and
physical environment of the resident being observed.
Inter-observer agreement rates were calculated for each
and averaged .93.
Depression Rating Scale.
The depression rating scale (DRS) is a 6-item questionnaire for
caregivers' ratings of frail elderly. It
taps two factors: Sad affect and
social functioning. Inter-rater agreement rates
Hebrew Home Social Network Rating Scale. The Hebrew Home Social
Network Rating Scale (HHSNRS)
measures the social network of nursing home residents, taking into
the formal (staff) and the informal (family) caregivers.
It examines frequency of contacts, intimacy of contacts, and size of network.
Inter-rater agreement rates averaged .82.
Decision-Making During a Status Change Event Questionnaire. The Medical
for Life-Sustaining Treatment Questionnaire. The (PLSTQ)
is a close-ended questionnaire which assesses preferences for (or against) specific
options. The preferences
for each treatment are tested for three conditions of cognitive
ability: Intact, confused,
and unconscious. The preference
is rated on a 7-point scale
assessing direction of preference and degree of certainty in
Observational Sleep Assessment Instrument. The Observational Sleep
(OSAI) is an observational instrument for the assessment of sleep in nursing
home residents. It assesses the occurrence of sleep, disruptions in sleep,
myoclonic movements, and body restlessness.
and Stress Questionnaire I and II-Daily. The
Satisfaction and Stress Questionnaire I and II-Daily (SSQ-I and SSQ-II Daily) are open-ended, self-report
questionnaires that are completed by staff members of long-term care facilities to find out how
they feel about their job.
in the Nursing Home Questionnaire. The Autonomy in the
Questionnaire (ANHQ) is an open-ended questionnaire administered to
nursing home staff to assess the amount of autonomy, independence, and free choice nursing
home residents have.
Rater Motivation/Compliance Questionnaire (RMCQ).
The Rater Motivation/Compliance Questionnaire (RMCQ) is a short
instrument completed by an interviewer which rates the
attitudes, motivation, and compliance of an informant during an
of Life Values Inventory.
The Quality of Life Values Inventory (QLVI) assesses
Ratings of Sleep Patterns Questionnaire.
The Nursesí Ratings of Sleep Patterns
Typology of Vocalization. The Typology of Vocalization questionnaire classifies different sounds of nursing home resident who manifest verbally disruptive behavior. It specifically rates the type of sound; the meaning, reason and content; the timing; and the level of disruptiveness.