Hennessy C & Shen JKM (1986) Sources of “Unreliability” in Multidisciplinary Team Assessment of the Elderly. Evaluation Review, 10 (2), pp. 178-192. https://www.scopus.com/inward/record.uri?eid=2-s2.0-84973758418&doi=10.1177%2f0193841X8601000202&partnerID=40&md5=288d0928d6be67571441a2a872ac3af4; https://doi.org/10.1177/0193841X8601000202
Assessment offunctional abilities is a key problem in providing and evaluating long-term health care for the elderly. This study examines reliability issues involved in these measurements performed by a multidisciplinary service team within a geriatric care program. Rater agreement is found to be affected by measurement constraints in the service delivery setting, work roles, and value differences among staff. Target areas for improving standardization of data collection by service providers are indicated. © 1986, Sage Publications. All rights reserved.
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