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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 defining the
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
behavior 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
Inter‑rater agreement rates averaged .69.
Hebrew Home Social Network Rating Scale. The Hebrew
Home Social Network Rating Scale
(HHSNRS) measures the social network of nursing home residents, taking
both 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
for Life‑Sustaining Treatment Questionnaire.
The (PLSTQ) is a close‑ended
questionnaire which assesses preferences for (or against)
specific life‑sustaining treatment
preferences for each treatment are tested for three conditions of
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 Assessment
Instrument (OSAI) is an observational instrument for the
assessment of sleep in nursing home
assesses the occurrence of sleep, disruptions in sleep, breathing,
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
in the Nursing Home Questionnaire. The
Autonomy in the Nursing Home
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
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
personal values pertaining to the relative importance of quality
of life, burden on others, and prolongation of life.
The QLVI is an interview-style questionnaire consisting of 5
items, which was developed for use with elderly hospital patients.
Ratings of Sleep Patterns Questionnaire.
The Nursesí Ratings of Sleep Patterns
Questionnaire (NRSPQ) utilizes independent observers (nurses) who
are required to check on each resident about every two hours.
The instrument measures the following dimensions of sleep: the
number of hours of sleep; the length of time to fall asleep; frequency
of spontaneous awakenings;
length of average wake period; hour of awakening in the morning; and
external disruptions to sleep.
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.