Skip to main content
Erschienen in: Zeitschrift für Gerontologie und Geriatrie 3/2020

06.02.2019 | Original Contribution

German translation and psychometric properties of the modified Gait Efficacy Scale (mGES)

verfasst von: Dorothee Altmeier, Eleftheria Giannouli

Erschienen in: Zeitschrift für Gerontologie und Geriatrie | Ausgabe 3/2020

Einloggen, um Zugang zu erhalten

Abstract

Background

Perceived self-efficacy to complete a task affects function and behavior. The modified Gait Efficacy Scale (mGES) is a 10-item self-report questionnaire to assess confidence in walking under various circumstances.

Objective

The aim of this study was to adapt the mGES to a German version (mGES-D) and test its psychometric properties.

Material and methods

The final sample used for analysis consisted of 140 community-dwelling older adults with a mean age of 71 ± 6 years and 61% were female. Construct validity of the questionnaire was tested with Cronbach’s alpha. The test-retest reliability was calculated in a subsample of 31 after a 4–5 week period (33.4 ± 11 days). To test the validity three other mobility-related self-efficacy scales (Activities-Specific Balance Confidence, Falls Efficacy scale and the Stair Self-Efficacy questionnaire) as well as two performance-based measures (gait speed and the Four Square Step test) were used.

Results

Both the internal consistency (T1 = 0.934, T2 = 0.958) as well as the test-retest reliability (0.932) were acceptable. Correlations between the mGES-D and the rest of the German mobility-related self-efficacy scales were above 0.758 and the performance-based mobility measures above 0.316.

Conclusion

The mGES-D is a reliable and valid measure of walking confidence among healthy, community-dwelling older adults. Further application and testing of the mGES-D in primary care and clinical studies are needed to consolidate the findings.
Anhänge
Nur mit Berechtigung zugänglich
Literatur
2.
Zurück zum Zitat Asano M, Miller WC, Eng JJ (2007) Development and psychometric properties of the ambulatory self-confidence questionnaire. Gerontology 53(6):373–381 CrossRef Asano M, Miller WC, Eng JJ (2007) Development and psychometric properties of the ambulatory self-confidence questionnaire. Gerontology 53(6):373–381 CrossRef
3.
Zurück zum Zitat Bandura A (1997) Self-efficacy: the exercise of control. W.H. Freeman, New York Bandura A (1997) Self-efficacy: the exercise of control. W.H. Freeman, New York
4.
Zurück zum Zitat Bandura A (2006) Guide for constructing self-efficacy scales. In: Pajares F, Urdan T (eds) Self-efficacy beliefs of adolescents, vol 5, pp 307–337. Information Age Publishing, Greenwich, CT Bandura A (2006) Guide for constructing self-efficacy scales. In: Pajares F, Urdan T (eds) Self-efficacy beliefs of adolescents, vol 5, pp 307–337. Information Age Publishing, Greenwich, CT
5.
Zurück zum Zitat Brislin RW (1970) Back-translation for cross-cultural research. J Cross Cult Psychol 1(3):185–216 CrossRef Brislin RW (1970) Back-translation for cross-cultural research. J Cross Cult Psychol 1(3):185–216 CrossRef
6.
Zurück zum Zitat Dias N, Kempen GI, Todd CJ, Beyer N, Freiberger E, Piot-Ziegler C, Yardley L, Hauer K (2006) Die Deutsche Version der Falls Efficacy Scale-International Version (FES-I). Z Gerontol Geriatr 39(4):297–300 CrossRef Dias N, Kempen GI, Todd CJ, Beyer N, Freiberger E, Piot-Ziegler C, Yardley L, Hauer K (2006) Die Deutsche Version der Falls Efficacy Scale-International Version (FES-I). Z Gerontol Geriatr 39(4):297–300 CrossRef
7.
Zurück zum Zitat Dite W, Temple VA (2002) A clinical test of stepping and change of direction to identify multiple falling older adults. Arch Phys Med Rehabil 83(11):1566–1571 CrossRef Dite W, Temple VA (2002) A clinical test of stepping and change of direction to identify multiple falling older adults. Arch Phys Med Rehabil 83(11):1566–1571 CrossRef
8.
Zurück zum Zitat Fritz S, Lusardi M (2009) White paper: “walking speed: the sixth vital sign”. J Geriatr Phys Ther 32(2):2–5 CrossRef Fritz S, Lusardi M (2009) White paper: “walking speed: the sixth vital sign”. J Geriatr Phys Ther 32(2):2–5 CrossRef
9.
Zurück zum Zitat Goldberg A, Talley SA, Adamo DE (2016) Construct validity of the Modified Gait Efficacy Scale in older females. Physiother Theory Pract 32(4):307–314 CrossRef Goldberg A, Talley SA, Adamo DE (2016) Construct validity of the Modified Gait Efficacy Scale in older females. Physiother Theory Pract 32(4):307–314 CrossRef
10.
Zurück zum Zitat Hamel KA, Cavanagh PR (2004) Stair performance in people aged 75 and older. J Am Geriatr Soc 52(4):563–567 CrossRef Hamel KA, Cavanagh PR (2004) Stair performance in people aged 75 and older. J Am Geriatr Soc 52(4):563–567 CrossRef
11.
Zurück zum Zitat Hirvensalo M, Rantanen T, Heikkinen E (2000) Mobility difficulties and physical activity as predictors of mortality and loss of independence in the community-living older population. J Am Geriatr Soc 48(5):493–498 CrossRef Hirvensalo M, Rantanen T, Heikkinen E (2000) Mobility difficulties and physical activity as predictors of mortality and loss of independence in the community-living older population. J Am Geriatr Soc 48(5):493–498 CrossRef
12.
Zurück zum Zitat McAuley E, Mihalko SL, Rosengren K (1997) Self-efficacy and balance correlates of fear of falling in the elderly. J Aging Phys Act 5(4):329–340 CrossRef McAuley E, Mihalko SL, Rosengren K (1997) Self-efficacy and balance correlates of fear of falling in the elderly. J Aging Phys Act 5(4):329–340 CrossRef
13.
Zurück zum Zitat Newell AM, VanSwearingen JM, Hile E, Brach JS (2012) The modified gait efficacy scale: establishing the psychometric properties in older adults. Phys Ther 92(2):318–328 CrossRef Newell AM, VanSwearingen JM, Hile E, Brach JS (2012) The modified gait efficacy scale: establishing the psychometric properties in older adults. Phys Ther 92(2):318–328 CrossRef
14.
Zurück zum Zitat Powell LE, Myers AM (1995) The Activities-specific Balance Confidence (ABC) Scale. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 50A(1):M28–34 CrossRef Powell LE, Myers AM (1995) The Activities-specific Balance Confidence (ABC) Scale. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 50A(1):M28–34 CrossRef
15.
Zurück zum Zitat Schott N (2008) Deutsche Adaptation der „Activities-Specific Balance Confidence (ABC) Scale“ zur Erfassung der sturzassoziierten Selbstwirksamkeit. Z Gerontol Geriatr 41(6):475–485 CrossRef Schott N (2008) Deutsche Adaptation der „Activities-Specific Balance Confidence (ABC) Scale“ zur Erfassung der sturzassoziierten Selbstwirksamkeit. Z Gerontol Geriatr 41(6):475–485 CrossRef
16.
Zurück zum Zitat Sugovic M, Witt JK (2013) An older view on distance perception: older adults perceive walkable extents as farther. Exp Brain Res 226(3):383–391 CrossRef Sugovic M, Witt JK (2013) An older view on distance perception: older adults perceive walkable extents as farther. Exp Brain Res 226(3):383–391 CrossRef
17.
Zurück zum Zitat Yardley L, Beyer N, Hauer K, Kempen G, Piot-Ziegler C, Todd C (2005) Development and initial validation of the Falls Efficacy Scale-International (FES-I). Age Ageing 34(6):614–619 CrossRef Yardley L, Beyer N, Hauer K, Kempen G, Piot-Ziegler C, Todd C (2005) Development and initial validation of the Falls Efficacy Scale-International (FES-I). Age Ageing 34(6):614–619 CrossRef
Metadaten
Titel
German translation and psychometric properties of the modified Gait Efficacy Scale (mGES)
verfasst von
Dorothee Altmeier
Eleftheria Giannouli
Publikationsdatum
06.02.2019
Verlag
Springer Medizin
Erschienen in
Zeitschrift für Gerontologie und Geriatrie / Ausgabe 3/2020
Print ISSN: 0948-6704
Elektronische ISSN: 1435-1269
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1007/s00391-019-01507-5

Weitere Artikel der Ausgabe 3/2020

Zeitschrift für Gerontologie und Geriatrie 3/2020 Zur Ausgabe

Mitteilungen der DGG

Mitteilungen der DGG

Update Innere Medizin

Bestellen Sie unseren Fach-Newsletter und bleiben Sie gut informiert.