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Healthcare 2017, 5(4), 61;

Satisfaction with Daily Occupations for Elderly People (SDO-E)—Adaptation and Psychometric Testing

Department of Health Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, Lund University, Lund SE-221 00, Sweden
Skane University Hospital, Malmo-Lund SE-221 85, Sweden
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Academic Editor: Sampath Parthasarathy
Received: 25 August 2017 / Revised: 12 September 2017 / Accepted: 22 September 2017 / Published: 25 September 2017
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Ageing with Chronic Disease and Disability)
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Satisfaction with everyday occupations has been shown to be important for health and well-being in various populations. Research into satisfaction with everyday occupations among elderly persons is, however, lacking. The aim was to investigate the psychometric properties of an adapted test version of the Satisfaction with Daily Occupations instrument (SDO) for elderly people, called SDO-E. Five hospital-based occupational therapists working with elderly people evaluated the content validity and usability of the SDO-E. The elderly participants consisted of 50 people from outside of the health services and 42 inpatients at an internal medicine clinic. They completed the SDO-E and rated their perceived health, activity level, and general satisfaction with daily occupations. The SDO-E showed fair content validity and utility, acceptable internal consistency, good preliminary construct validity and relevant known-groups validity. The SDO-E thus appears to be a useful screening tool for assessing activity level and satisfaction with daily occupations among elderly people, and a complement to other self-report instruments concerning factors connected with health and well-being. Future research should further explore the content validity of the SDO-E, particularly the views of the elderly themselves, and investigate the SDO-E in terms of sensitivity to change. View Full-Text
Keywords: activity level; healthy ageing; occupational therapy; self-rated health activity level; healthy ageing; occupational therapy; self-rated health
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Hultqvist, J.; Wästberg, B.; Eklund, M. Satisfaction with Daily Occupations for Elderly People (SDO-E)—Adaptation and Psychometric Testing. Healthcare 2017, 5, 61.

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