Development of a screening tool for risk of locomotive syndrome in the elderly: the 25-question Geriatric Locomotive Function Scale.

@article{Seichi2012DevelopmentOA,
  title={Development of a screening tool for risk of locomotive syndrome in the elderly: the 25-question Geriatric Locomotive Function Scale.},
  author={Atsushi Seichi and Yuichi Hoshino and Tokuhide Doi and Masami Akai and Yoshiko Tobimatsu and Tsutomu Iwaya},
  journal={Journal of orthopaedic science : official journal of the Japanese Orthopaedic Association},
  year={2012},
  volume={17 2},
  pages={163-72}
}
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the reliability and validity of a new questionnaire, the 25-question Geriatric Locomotive Function Scale (GLFS-25), for early detection of locomotive syndrome. METHODS This new screening tool was designed to detect Japanese individuals under high-risk conditions who may soon require care services because of problems of the locomotive organs. Content validity, construct validity, criterion validity, internal-consistency reliability, and reproducibility (test-retest… CONTINUE READING
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