Oct 1, 1980

Construct validation of the Hand Test Withdrawal score on institutionalized older adults

Perceptual and Motor Skills
P E Panek, B Hayslip

Abstract

The Hand Test Withdrawal score was correlated with an independent criterion measure of general intactness, the Mental Status Questionnaire, for a sample of 57 "normal," institutionalized, elderly (M age = 77.26 yr.) to establish the construct validity of the Withdrawal score for older adults. A Pearson r of .43 (p < .001) was obtained, suggesting that the Withdrawal score is a valid measure of mental status or general intactness for institutionalized older adults.

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