An evaluation of the factor structure of the instrumental activities of daily living involvement and capacity scales of the minimum data set for home care for elderly Chinese community dwellers in Hong Kong

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The objective of this study was to evaluate the factor structure of the Instrumental Activities of Daily Living (IADL) Involvement and Capacity scales of the Chinese version of the Minimum Data Set-Home Care (MDS-HC) in a sample of Chinese older adults living in Hong Kong (n = 3,523). The results of confirmatory factor analyses supported the one-factor model for both IADL Involvement and IADL Capacity scales. Evidence indicated that both scales had good internal consistency (.88) and were reliable and valid in assessing IADL among elderly Chinese community dwellers.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)147-159
Number of pages13
JournalHome Health Care Services Quarterly
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2011


  • Chinese
  • Elderly community dwellers
  • Factor structure
  • Home care
  • IADL
  • MDS-HC

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health Policy
  • Community and Home Care
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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