Strategies used by families to simplify tasks for individuals with Alzheimer's disease and related disorders: psychometric analysis of the Task Management Strategy Index (TMSI).

@article{Gitlin2002StrategiesUB,
  title={Strategies used by families to simplify tasks for individuals with Alzheimer's disease and related disorders: psychometric analysis of the Task Management Strategy Index (TMSI).},
  author={Laura N Gitlin and Laraine Winter and Marie P. Dennis and Mary Corcoran and Sandy Schinfeld and Walter W. Hauck},
  journal={The Gerontologist},
  year={2002},
  volume={42 1},
  pages={61-9}
}
PURPOSE Little is known about the specific behavioral strategies used by families to manage the physical dependency of persons with Alzheimer's disease and related disorders (ADRD). This study reports the psychometric properties of the Task Management Strategy Index (TMSI), a measure designed to identify actions taken by caregivers to simplify everyday self-care tasks for persons with ADRD. Relationships between use of these strategies and caregiver and care-recipient characteristics were also… CONTINUE READING

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