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sadeghi mahalli N, Hoseini M A, Rahgozar M, Norouzi Tabrizi K. Comparing Psychometric Properties of GLFS-5 with GLFS-25 Tool for Screening Locomotive Syndrome in community dwelling Iranian Elderly people. Iranian Rehabilitation Journal. 2021; 19 (4)
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1- PhD student, Nursing Department, University of Social welfare and Rehabilitation Sciences, Tehran, Iran
2- Associate Professor, Department of Rehabilitation, Faculty Member of University of Social Welfare and Rehabilitation Sciences, Tehran, Iran
3- Associate Professor, Department of statistics, Faculty Member of University of Social Welfare and Rehabilitation Sciences, Tehran, Iran
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Objectives: Locomotive syndrome is a condition of reduced mobility due to impairment of locomotive organs. Because of the importance of screening locomotive syndrome among elderly persons, this article is focused on Psychometric characteristics of GLFS-5 and comparing it with GLFS-25 in Iranian elderly people.
Methods: This research conducted on 320 Iranian elderly people. Validity and reliability of the GLFS-5 examined and confirmed using CVI, Factor analysis, Correlation coefficient with the European Quality of life Scale-5Dimension (EQ-5D) questionnaire, a Cronbach for internal-consistency, and intra class correlation and ROC technique to determine Cutoff score for Locomotive syndrome.
Results: In stage 1 of study analyzed 250 Iranian elderly people ≥ 60. The factor analysis showed that the GLFS-25 is a multi-dimensional scale (ADLs and QOL, Pain, Social relationship and Psychological status) and GLFS-5 is a one-dimensional scale (ability of performing daily activities). Cronbach׳ α for GLFS25 and GLFS5 was of 0.93 and 0.84, respectively. As for association between the GLFS-25 and GLFS-5 with EQ-5D and VAS (health self-perceived), Pearson׳s coefficient was 0.85 and -0.72 for GLFS25 (p=.01) and 0.82 and -0.67 for GLFS5 (p=.01), respectively. The cutoff score to identify locomotive syndrome for the GLFS25 and GLFS5 was set 16 and 4.

Discussion: Considering the good validity and reliability properties of the GLFS-5 comparing to GLFS-25 and more convenient use of this short version of the GLFS, it is application is highly recommended for community-based screening of locomotive syndrome in the Iranian elderly people.

     
Article type: Original Research Articles | Subject: Aging Studies
Received: 2020/11/9 | Accepted: 2021/09/20 | Published: 2021/12/19

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