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Preliminary Investigation of the Psychometric Properties of the Korean Version of the Brief Cognitive Assessment Tool-Short Form for Korean American Nursing Home Residents

TitlePreliminary Investigation of the Psychometric Properties of the Korean Version of the Brief Cognitive Assessment Tool-Short Form for Korean American Nursing Home Residents
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2014
AuthorsMansbach, WE, Mace, RA, Clark, KM
JournalRes Gerontol NursRes Gerontol Nurs
Pagination1-7
Date PublishedDec 1
ISBN Number1940-4921 (Print)<br/>1938-2464 (Linking)
Accession Number25420181
AbstractThe authors of the current article developed and investigated the psychometric properties of a Korean version of the Brief Cognitive Assessment Tool-Short Form (BCAT-SF-K) to better understand cognitive functioning of Korean American nursing home residents. In Step I, normative values were established for the BCAT-SF-K based on a sample of Korean American community-dwelling older adults (n = 34). In Step II, the authors confirmed construct validity for the BCAT-SF-K in a sample of Korean American nursing home residents (n = 26), described cognitive levels, and reported key demographics. In the nursing home sample, 84.6% of individuals had severe cognitive impairment, 7.7% had mild impairment, and 7.7% had normal cognition. The BCAT-SF-K appears to be a reliable cognitive screening measure for Korean American nursing home residents. Based on the current study's findings, Korean American nursing home residents are both older and more cognitively impaired than their American-born nursing home counterparts. Study findings are discussed in relation to improving care for these vulnerable nursing home residents. [Res Gerontol Nurs. 20xx; x(x):xxx-xxx.].
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