Reliability test-retest of the Nordic Assisted Mobility Evaluation (NAME 1.0)

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This paper describes preliminary results from the test-retest of the NAME 1.0. Four scales were tested: Mobility-related participation frequency; Mobility ease/difficulty; Mobility dependence; Extent of assistance in mobility. The test was conducted in the five Nordic countries. In all 147 mobility device users took part in the study, mean age 60 years (range 19 - 93). Each participant was interviewed twice by means of the NAME 1.0 with seven days' interval (SD 4) by interviewers trained in using the instrument. The reliability of two scales was good, and the reliability of one scale became good after it had been regrouped into fewer grades. The reliablity of the Mobility ease/difficulty scale was only moderate. Possible reasons for this are discussed. There is a need for further research.


Research areas and keywords

Subject classification (UKÄ) – MANDATORY

  • Occupational Therapy
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationChallenges for Assistive Technology
EditorsGorka Eizmendi, José Miguel Azkoitia, Gerald Craddock
PublisherAssociation for the Advancement of Assistive Technology in Europe
ISBN (Print)978-1-58603-791-8
Publication statusPublished - 2007
Publication categoryResearch
Event9th Conference for the Advancement of Assistive Technology in Europe - San Sebastian, Spain
Duration: 2007 Oct 32007 Oct 5


Conference9th Conference for the Advancement of Assistive Technology in Europe
CitySan Sebastian

Bibliographic note

The information about affiliations in this record was updated in December 2015. The record was previously connected to the following departments: Division of Occupational Therapy (Closed 2012) (013025000)