The Facts on Aging Quiz: A Canadian Validation and Cross-Cultural Comparison

  • Matthews A
  • Tindale J
  • Norris J
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Abstract

Describes the Facts on Aging Quiz (E. Palmore, 1977), a measure that has been utilized as a brief, reliable, and easily administered test of factual knowledge on aging, and examines its applicability in the Canadian context in order to provide documentation for quiz items. Potential problems of misinterpretation of items relating to the rate of institutionalization and income levels are noted. The authors also compared levels of knowledge and areas of misinformation among 585 Canadian undergraduates, university faculty, and health care professionals. The value of the quiz for the identification of differences in knowledge levels is confirmed by the Canadian study. (French abstract) (17 ref) (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2016 APA, all rights reserved)

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  • Anne Martin Matthews

  • Joseph A. Tindale

  • Joan E. Norris

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