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Convergent validity of the interRAI-HC for societal costs estimates in comparison with the RUD Lite instrument in community dwelling older adults

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Title
Convergent validity of the interRAI-HC for societal costs estimates in comparison with the RUD Lite instrument in community dwelling older adults
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BMC Health Services Research, August 2016
DOI 10.1186/s12913-016-1702-1
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Lisanne I. van Lier, Henriëtte G. van der Roest, Hein P. J. van Hout, Liza van Eenoo, Anja Declercq, Vjenka Garms-Homolová, Graziano Onder, Harriet Finne-Soveri, Pálmi V. Jónsson, Cees M. P. M. Hertogh, Judith. E. Bosmans

Abstract

The interRAI-Home Care (interRAI-HC) instrument is commonly used in routine care to assess care and service needs, resource utilisation and health outcomes of community dwelling home care clients. Potentially, the interRAI-HC can also be used to calculate societal costs in economic evaluations. The purpose of this study was to assess the convergent validity of the interRAI-HC instrument in comparison with the RUD Lite instrument for the calculation of societal costs among care-dependent community dwelling older adults. A within-subject design was used. Participants were 65 years and older and received professional community care in five countries. The RUD Lite was administered by trained (research) nurses or self-reports within 4 weeks after the interRAI-HC assessment. Agreement between the interRAI-HC and RUD Lite estimates was assessed using Spearman's correlation coefficients. We hypothesised that there was strong correlation (Spearman's ρ > 0.5) between resource utilisation estimates, costs of care estimates and total societal cost estimates derived from both instruments. Strong correlation was found between RUD Lite and interRAI-HC resource utilisation assessments for eight out of ten resource utilisation items. Total societal costs according to the RUD Lite were statistically significantly lower than according to the interRAI-HC (mean difference €-804, 95 % CI -1340; -269). The correlation between the instruments for total societal costs and all six cost categories was strong. The interRAI-HC has good convergent validity as compared with the RUD-Lite instrument to estimate societal cost of resource utilisation in community dwelling older adults. Since interRAI-HC assessments are part of routine care in many community care organisations and countries already, this finding may increase the feasibility of performing economic evaluations among community dwelling older adults.

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Unknown 13 100%

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Readers by professional status Count As %
Unspecified 2 15%
Student > Bachelor 2 15%
Professor > Associate Professor 2 15%
Student > Ph. D. Student 2 15%
Student > Master 2 15%
Other 1 8%
Unknown 2 15%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 6 46%
Unspecified 3 23%
Social Sciences 1 8%
Engineering 1 8%
Unknown 2 15%

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