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Purpose: To translate and assess the reliability and validity of a Chinese version of the Physical Activity Scale for the Elderly (PASE). Methods: Participants included Chinese individuals >65 living in the community or assistive living facilities. At baseline, 73 subjects completed the translated PASE, and Chinese versions of three other scales to evaluate validity; the Timed-Up and Go (TUG), the Older American Resources Services Activities of Daily Living (OARS ADL), and the Activities Balance Confidence Scale (ABC). At follow-up, 66 subjects completed the PASE and a questionnaire to determine if there were any changes in health over the retest period. Results: The mean baseline PASE-C score was 76.0 (±49.1) at baseline and 78.33 (±50.27) at follow up. Correlations between the PASE-C and other variables were: age r = -0.51; TUG r = -0.52; OARS ADL r = 0.56 and ABC score r = 0.62. The retest reliability was ICC = 0.79 (95% confidence interval 0.68-0.86). Conclusion: Our results indicate that the PASE-C has acceptable reliability and there is support for validity in the older Chinese population. [Box: see text].
Department of Occupational Science & Occupational Therapy, University of British Columbia and the GF Strong Rehabilitation Research Lab , Vancouver, British Columbia , Canada.
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