Geriatric Assessment Instruments and Scales Developed at Polisher Research Institute

 

Through over 50 years of history, the Institute has developed a number of geriatric assessment tools, including several widely used instruments developed by Dr. M. Powell Lawton (1923-2001). This page is designed to facilitate the dissemination of these instruments and scales.



       Preferences for Everyday Living Inventory (PELI)©

       This tool is used to identify personal preferences for everyday living of nursing home residents and home care recipients. The PELI assesses a wide              range of preference domains: Self Dominion, Caregivers and Care, Social Contact, and Positive Pursuits.

            PELI-NH Full© - this version of the PELI includes preference importance ratings and detailed follow-up questions that further explore the  

                   specifics of resident preferences (DOWNLOAD VERSION DIRECTLY BELOW)

            PELI-NH Mid-Level© - this version of the PELI includes only the importance ratings for a briefer interview

            PELI-AD© - this version of the PELI was designed for use in the adult day care setting

           PELI-HC© - this version of the PELI was designed for use in the home care setting

 

 

       

 

 

 

      

 

 

 



       Caregiving Appraisal Scale



       Instrumental Activities of Daily Living

 

       Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing

VIDEO: The Lawton Instrumental Activities of Daily Living Scale
http://consultgerirn.org/resources/media/?vid_id=4610675#player_container

Lawton's PGC Morale Scale

 

Lawton's PGC Multi-Level Assessment Instrument (MAI)
-- includes full-length, mid-length, and short-length versions.



Observed Emotion Rating Scale

-- (cited in the literature as the Apparent Affect Rating Scale)

 

 

 

NOTE: Permission is granted to use or reproduce these scales provided that proper attribution is given. See individual documents for suggested citation format. Authors who wish to reproduce part of an article where a scale first appeared should request permission from journal publishers before doing so.

 

If you produce books, articles or book chapters containing translations or research using the above materials, please forward copies, reprints, or citations of same to Kimberly Van Haitsma, Polisher Research Institute, Abramson Center for Jewish Life, 1425 Horsham Road, North Wales, PA 19454-1320.
 

 

For questions about scales, please contact Kimberly Van Haitsma.

 

Please e-mail any problems obtaining documents on this page to ResearchStudy@abramsoncenter.org

 

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