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INDIAN JOURNAL OF HEALTH STUDIES - Volume 2 Issue 1, January 2020

Pages: 86-98
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Minimum Data Set: A Resident Assessment Tool for Senior Care Homes in India— Establishment of Reliability and Validit

Author: Renu Abraham Varughese

Category: Health Studies


This study reports the adaption of the Minimum Data Set, (MDS), a Resident Assessment Instrument (RAI), for use with the Indian population. The adapted form consists of 20 sections. The sample comprised elderly residents and caregiving professionals from three care homes. The study was carried out in six phases. The data obtained helped establish the reliability and suitability of the tool for the Indian care setting.

Keywords: aging, assessment, care home, care plan

DOI: 10.56490/IJHS.2020.2104