La valutazione dei bisogni nell'anziano. Versione italiana del can elderly

Author/s Rabih Chattat, Carola Celeste
Publishing Year 2008 Issue 2008/1-2
Language Italian Pages 11 P. 121-131 File size 250 KB
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La valutazione dei bisogni nell'anziano. Versione italiana del can elderlyThe growth of elderly population request the development of tools for the assessment of needs. This can be useful also for health care agency for services planning and implementation. The Camberwell Assessment of Needs for the Elderly can be an adeguate instrument for this aim. In this study we present the data about the validation of the Italian version of the instrument. 142 elderly, living in different setting, are interviewed. The CANElderly is also administered to 142 family caregivers, caring for the elderly person and to 77 paid caregiver assisting elderly at home or in residential setting. The result show that the instrument had good psychometric properties such as concurrent validity, stability over time and inter-rater agreement. Data show also that psychological and social needs of elderly are frequently unmeet. We can conclude that the italian version is an easy instrument for need assessment in the elderly; another important aspect is relative to the under-recognition of psychosocial needs of this population and the possible consequences of that in terms of disability and quality of life.

Rabih Chattat, Carola Celeste, La valutazione dei bisogni nell'anziano. Versione italiana del can elderly in "RICERCHE DI PSICOLOGIA " 1-2/2008, pp 121-131, DOI: