Volume 9, Issue 2 (7-2014)                   sija 2014, 9(2): 124-133 | Back to browse issues page

XML Persian Abstract Print

Download citation:
BibTeX | RIS | EndNote | Medlars | ProCite | Reference Manager | RefWorks
Send citation to:

Abdiani M, Golpayegani M, Khajavi D. Validity and Reliability of Persian Version of Dynamic Gait Index in Older Men. sija. 2014; 9 (2) :124-133
URL: http://salmandj.uswr.ac.ir/article-1-599-en.html
1- MSc. University of Arak, Arak, Iran. , morteza.abdiani@yahoo.com
2- PHD Arak university
Abstract:   (4330 Views)

Objectives: The present study, was carried out in the form of a MA thesis and with the of the validity and reliability of "dynamic gaiting index (DGI)" in elderly men. 

Methods & Materials: This causal-comparative research was conducted on 180 elderly subjects living in Arak (aged 60 and over). The subjects were selected randomly and criterion for their admission was confirmation of a G.P. The data were analyzed using Exploratory Factor Analysis, main component analysis with Varimax rotation tests, Spearman’s correlation coefficient, Cronbach’s Alpha, and U-Man-Withney. 
Results: The results indicated that the Persian version of DGI among older adults consists of one factor. The specific value of the factor was 6.091 which predicted 76.133 percent of variance. Cronbach’s Alpha was calculated 0.953. Reliability between the measurers showed a significantly high correlation between the two collected data sets which were collected by two different researchers. The test-retest reliability was also high and significant. 
Conclusion: The research results showed that Persian version of the DGI among old men was acceptable and in accordance with its English version therefore, it can be used in clinical and therapeutic settings to identify the elderly who are exposed to falling risk.
Full-Text [PDF 632 kb]   (1200 Downloads)    
Type of Study: Research | Subject: General
Received: 2014/02/20 | Accepted: 2014/05/20 | Published: 2014/07/01

Add your comments about this article : Your username or Email:
Write the security code in the box

Send email to the article author

© 2018 All Rights Reserved | Iranian Journal of Ageing

Designed & Developed by : Yektaweb