The Revised Observed Tasks of Daily Living: A Performance-Based Assessment of Everyday Problem Solving in Older Adults
Horges, Ann L.
Saczynski, Jane S.
Willis, Sherry L.
UMass Chan AffiliationsMeyers Primary Care Institute
Department of Quantitative Health Sciences
Department of Medicine, Division of Geriatric Medicine
Document TypeJournal Article
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AbstractThe Revised Observed Tasks of Daily Living (OTDL-R), a performance-based test of everyday problem solving, was administered to a sample of community-dwelling older adults. The OTDL-R included nine tasks, representing medication use, telephone use, and financial management. The OTDL-R had a desirable range of difficulty and satisfactory internal consistency and showed a relatively invariant pattern of relations between measured tasks and the underlying latent dimensions they represent across White and non-White subsamples. The OTDL-R also correlated significantly with age, education, self-rated health, a paper-and-pencil measure of everyday problem solving, and measures of basic cognitive functioning. Thus, the OTDL-R is a reliable and valid objective measure of everyday problem solving that has great practical utility for assessing performance in diverse populations.
SourceJ Appl Gerontol. 2005;24(3):211-230. Link to article on publisher's site
Permanent Link to this Itemhttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.14038/47648
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