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Self-evaluation of life function (SELF) scale
 — a short, comprehensive self-report of health for elderly adults
Author(s)Margaret W Linn, Bernard S Linn
Journal titleJournal of Gerontology, vol 39, no 5, September 1984
Pagespp 603-612
KeywordsSelf care capacity ; Health [elderly] ; Life satisfaction ; Evaluation.
AnnotationThe development of a Self-Evaluation Scale of Life Function (SELF), a 54-item, multidimensional, self-report scale to measure physical, emotional and social function is described in regard to reliability, validity and factor structure. The scale appears to measure the following dimensions: physical disability, symptoms of ageing, self-esteem, social satisfaction, depression and personal control. The scale was derived from two studies of 826 people aged 60 and over. The scale is recommended when a comprehensive, relatively short, self-report assessment is needed for screening or research purposes. (RH).
Accession NumberCPA-930811046
ClassmarkCA: CC: F:5HH: 4C

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