The ward function inventory (WFI): a scale for use with geriatric and demented inpatients

J. C. Norton, P. O. Romano, M. G. Sandifer

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A behavioral rating scale for use with the geriatric and/or demented inpatient population is reported. It is called the Ward Function Inventory (WFI) and assesses 12 functions. Six independent reliability studies employing a total of 83 patients and 63 raters were done, yielding a mean reliability for the scale of .81 with a range of .73 to .93. The reliability studies were done on a variety of patient types. The practical utility of the WFI is stressed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)20-23
Number of pages4
JournalDisease of the Nervous System
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1977

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  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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