Skip to main content

Table 2 interRAI home care frailty scale items and associated correlations

From: Development of the interRAI home care frailty scale

Variable Definition (Code of “1” is added) % With condition Mean frailty score among those with condition (Mean = 9.4) Corr with summed dep var at baseline Corr with Summed dep var at follow-up Corr with interRAI frailty scale
Function
 IADL – Housework Ext Assistance 71.6 11.2 0.31 0.16 0.58
 IADL – Meals Ext Assistance 58.2 12.3 0.33 0.18 0.67
 IADL - Meals Any Problem 86.8 10.4 0.28 0.16 0.50
 IADL – Phone Use Any Problem 21.0 14.8 0.22 0.11 0.55
 ADL – Personal Hygiene Any Problem 45.3 13.2 0.35 0.17 0.67
 ADL – Locomotion Physical Help 18.5 15.8 0.33 0.14 0.59
 ADL - Transfer Extensive Help 20.8 15.2 0.31 0.12 0.58
 ADL – Toilet Use Any Problem 30.6 14.0 0.30 0.13 0.60
Movement or Movement Related
 Climb Stairs Not Indep 69.6 11.0 0.30 0.13 0.50
 Hrs of Phy Activity <2 h in 3 days 47.6 11.9 0.27 0.15 0.47
 Fell in Last 90 Days Yes 15.1 11.8 0.16 0.11 0.21
 Dizzy Yes 18.0 10.6 0.13 0.10 0.12
Cognition and Communication
 Cog – Decision Making Not Indep 47.5 12.2 0.25 0.18 0.53
 IADL - Manage Medication Ext Assistance 36.2 13.6 0.27 0.16 0.61
 IADL – Manage Finances Any Problem 70.5 11.3 0.25 0.15 0.57
 Dementia Other Than Alzhimers Yes 16.2 13.1 0.15 0.11 0.34
 Understand Others Not Indep 30.5 13.1 0.23 0..16 0.48
Social
 Decline in Soc Act Yes -- (if yes, count of “2” rather than “1”) 43.0 11.7 0.36 0.18 0.39
 Reduced Soc Act Yes 14.1 12.4 0.19 0.13 0.25
 Withdrawal From Activities of Interest Yes 4.9 14.3 0.15 0.10 0.20
Nutritional Status
 Weight Loss Yes 11.1 12.5 0.22 0.10 0.21
 Loss of Appetite Yes 11.0 12.4 0.21 0.12 0.21
 Decrease in Food Eaten Yes 3.7 14.3 0.16 0.06 0.19
Clinical Symptoms and Diagnoses
 Bowel Incontinent Some + 19.4 14.5 0.25 0.12 0.49
 Urinary Tract Infect Yes 6.9 12.7 0.15 0.06 0.20
 Renal Failure Yes 14.2 12.4 0.12 0.06 0.18
 Pneumonia Yes 7.7 13.7 0.14 0.06 0.18
 Conges Heart Fail Yes 15.2 11.4 0.16 0.11 0.19
 Emphysema Yes 17.9 10.3 0.16 0.12 0.11