Monthly Archives: February 2008

The MDS Challenging Behavior Profile for long-term care






The objective was to construct a reliable and valid challenging behavior scale with items from the Minimum Data Set (MDS). Exploratory factor analyses of a sample of 656 nursing home residents yielded a 16-item Behavior Profile containing four internally consistent and valid subscales measuring conflict behavior, withdrawn behavior, agitation and attention seeking behavior (alpha range: 0.69-0.80). On a second dataset of 227 nursing home residents, internal consistency, inter-rater reliability… Continue reading

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