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Table 4 Item severity and Item selectivity

From: A new instrument to describe indicators of well-being in old-old patients with severe dementia – The Vienna List

  Item severity Item selectivity
Communication Nurse Physician Nurse Physician
59 Responding to distant calls 0.57 0.63 0.82 0.85
62 Looking for contact 0.53 0.56 0.81 0.71
06 Speaks comprehensibly 0.64 0.69 0.79 0.81
61 Contact possible 0.83 0.90 0.79 0.74
08 Speaks meaningful groups of words 0.59 0.68 0.77 0.82
65 Eats and drinks by him-/herself 0.66 0.68 0.79 0.78
56 Reads newspaper 0.24 0.19 0.69 0.64
14 Carries out simple orders 0.39 0.64 0.73 0.84
32 Maintains visual contact 0.72 0.74 0.65 0.71
31 Visual contact possible 0.80 0.85 0.63 0.72
13 Comprehends single words 0.89 0.88 0.63 0.81
50 Uses both hands intentionally 0.62 0.67 0.70 0.79
64 Worries about others 0.25 0.23 0.65 0.63
60 Rings the bell 0.29 0.31 0.58 0.67
15 Carries out complicated orders 0.08 0.24 0.47 0.64
Negative Affect     
18 Full of despair 0.40 0.43 0.82 0.86
22 Sad/crying 0.32 0.36 0.77 0.75
03 Whining voice 0.33 0.32 0.72 0.83
24 Nervous/anxious 0.37 0.40 0.76 0.75
27 Wailing 0.30 0.31 0.69 0.80
17 Tensed 0.36 0.43 0.73 0.72
25 Resignated 0.27 0.38 0.65 0.63
54 Restless/confused 0.25 0.31 0.62 0.59
53 Problems to fall asleep 0.25 0.36 0.59 0.49
47 Muscular tension 0.37 0.43 0.60 0.62
Bodily Contact     
35 Bodily contact possible at shoulders 0.77 0.87 0.92 0.78
34 Bodily contact possible at arms 0.81 0.91 0.90 0.80
33 Bodily contact possible at hands 0.82 0.94 0.88 0.73
36 Bodily contact possible at the head 0.63 0.63 0.91 0.88
37 Bodily contact possible in the face 0.56 0.55 0.88 0.84
Aggression     
04 Aggressive voice 0.27 0.27 0.89 0.90
19 Aggressive acts 0.21 0.19 0.85 0.84
01 Loud voice 0.32 0.33 0.80 0.80
29 Insulting others 0.23 0.22 0.81 0.88
Mobility     
40 Walking upright 0.37 0.40 0.92 0.95
41 Walking straightup to 0.33 0.36 0.87 0.87
57 Departs from ward 0.07 0.05 0.53 0.46
42 Wanders around 0.16 0.17 0.53 0.62
43 Sitting upright 0.57 0.57 0.80 0.81
55 Ready to help on ward 0.13 0.09 0.55 0.54