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Table 3 Item Completion for index tests and reference standards (N = 243)

From: Feasibility and acceptability of commonly used screening instruments to identify frailty among community-dwelling older people: a mixed methods study

InstrumentNo. total individual items required for calculation of instrumentaParticipants with all data items complete
n (%)
Participants with > 10% data items missing
n (%)
Index tests: Nurse-Administered
 Edmonton Frail Scale11238 (97.9)1 (0.4)
 Frail Questionnaire16237 (97.5)2 (0.8)
 Gait Speed2239 (98.4)4 (1.6)
 Groningen Frailty Index15243 (100.0)0 (0.0)
 PRISMA-77240 (98.8)3 (1.2)
Index tests: Self-Administered
 Kihon Checklist26166 (68.3)14 (5.8)
 Reported Edmonton Frail Scale13221 (90.9)6 (2.5)
Reference standards
 Modified Adelaide Frailty Index39240 (98.8)1 (0.4)
 Frailty Phenotype15235 (96.7)4 (1.7)
  1. Note. a Frail Questionnaire: Includes weight one year ago, weight today as 2 items. Kihon Checklist: Includes self-reported height and weight for BMI calculation as 2 items. Gait Speed: Measured over two attempts = 2 items. Frailty Phenotype: Shrinking (1 item); Exhaustion (2 items); Gait Speed (1 item); Grip Strength: 3 attempts (3 items) plus height, weight, gender (3 items), Physical Activity (5 items)