Enhancement of the Chinese Movement Specific Reinvestment Scale in Older Adults

Thomson W.L. Wong (Corresponding Author), Bruce Abernethy, Rich S.W. Masters

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The Chinese version of the Movement Specific Reinvestment Scale (MSRS-C) was discovered to have good discriminative power between older fallers from nonfallers, and it shows potential as a novel fall prediction tool by assessing conscious motor processing propensity of the older adults. This qualitative study (focus group) investigated potential weaknesses during the application of the MSRSC in community-dwelling older adults. The results confirmed two major potential weaknesses of the MSRS-C: older adults may respond differently when asked to complete the MSRS-C in the context of movements related or unrelated to balance or locomotion; older adults may be better able to differentiate a 4-point Likert response format than the original 6-point format MSRS-C. Further study was developed to examine the identified potential weaknesses.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)137-141
Number of pages5
JournalGeroPsych: The Journal of Gerontopsychology and Geriatric Psychiatry
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sep 2015
Externally publishedYes


  • falls
  • focus group
  • older adults
  • practicability
  • reinvestment scale

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gerontology
  • Geriatrics and Gerontology

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