The Journal of Korean Society of Community-Based Occupational Therapy Vol.7 No.1 pp.49-57
A Study on Translation Process into Korean Version of the Life-Space Assessment to Assess Community Mobility for Elderly
Key Words : Community mobility,Korean Life Space Assessment,Validity
Objective : The purpose of this study to create a translation of Life Space Assessment(LSA) for elderly, which was then tested for content related validity and understanding test. Methods : The translation and content validation process involved direct and backward translation, and the collection of content-related evidence from 6 expert panels and 13 clinician panels. A content validity indices (CVI), means, and standard deviations were used for the analysis of the content validity. Results : The results of the comparison between the original LSA and the Korean LSA with the expert panels were I-CVI showed a very high value of .93. and 1.00, and S-CVI/Ave 0.99. The results of the understanding test were showed a very high value of .92 and 1.00, and S-CVI/Ave 0.97. Conclusion : Korean LSA showed content related validity and understanding test, and illustrated the applicability of LSA in a Korean clinical setting. The results showed LSA can be used a useful tool for evaluating the community mobility of elderly.