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Cross-cultural adaption, reliability and validity of Persian version of the modified Falls Efficacy Scale
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2011 (English)In: Disability and Rehabilitation, ISSN 0963-8288, E-ISSN 1464-5165, Vol. 33, no 25-26, 2446-2453 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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Purpose.To translate the Swedish version of the Falls Efficacy Scale (FES), the FES(S), into Persian, and to determinereliability and validity of the scale to be used for Persian speaking elderly people.Method.The ‘forward-backward’ procedure was applied to translate the FES(S) into Persian. A methodological study wasthen carried out to determine the psychometric properties of the Persian version of the scale. Eighty-one community-dwelling elderly persons (65 years) were included.Results.Both reliability and validity of the Persian FES(S) were found to be acceptable (Cronbach’sa¼0.75, interclasscorrelation coefficients¼0.99,p50.001 and standard errors of measurements¼1.82). Low to moderate negativecorrelations of the total score of the scale with the age of the participants and number of falls in the past year were shown.There were also low to moderate correlations between the Persian FES(S) score and the Mini-Mental State Examinationscore, duration of walks and physical fitness. The participants who took a daily walk, felt healthy, reported no generaltiredness and who had had no fall during the past year rated their self-efficacy higher than did their peers.Conclusions.The present study verified that the Persian FES(S) is a culturally relevant, valid and reliable tool for measuringself-perceived confidence in Iranian older adults.

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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-191426DOI: 10.3109/09638288.2011.574774OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-191426DiVA: diva2:585644
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