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Nurses' Observation Scale for Geriatric Patients
NOSGER II is intended for screening outpatients and inpatients with suspected age-related dementia. Instruments that are geared towards pathological characteristics are to be supplemented by observations from everyday life. The 30 items of NOSGER II are distributed in the following dimensions with 5 items each: (1) Memory, (2) Instrumental Activities of Daily Life (IADL), (3) Personal Hygiene (Activities of Daily Life, ADL), (4) Mood, (5) Social behaviour, (6) Disruptive behaviour. 32 persons were assessed by two different counsellors, with the result that there was agreement (rank correlation) for the individual dimensions between r = .53 (disruptive behaviour) and r = .80 (IADL). Reliability: The repeat reliability after one month in 30 persons was between rtt = .75 (mood) and rtt = .93 (IADL). Validity: A comprehensive validation of NOSGER II with external criteria (correlations with various external assessment scales, self-assessment procedures, memory and performance tests) was carried out, and numerous indications of validity were found.
Brunner, C. & Spiegel, R. (2002). NOSGER II. Nurses' Observation Scale for Geriatric Patients [Verfahrensdokumentation, Beurteilungsbogen deutsch und englisch]. In Leibniz-Institut für Psychologie (ZPID) (Hrsg.), Open Test Archive. Trier: ZPID.
Short Name NOSGER II
English Name Nurses' Observation Scale for Geriatric Patients
Authors Brunner, C., Spiegel, R.
Published in Test archive 2002
Copyright/Licence Copyright Autoren; CC-BY-NC-ND 3.0
Key words Geriatric Patients, Gerontology, Senile Dementia, Behavior Disorders, Social Behavior, Memory, Activities of Daily Living, Emotional States
Application age Older adults
Item number 30 items
Subscales (1) Memory, (2) Instrumental Activities of Daily Life (IADL), (3) Personal Hygiene (Activities of Daily Life, ADL), (4) Mood, (5) Social behaviour, (6) Disruptive behaviour
Application time approx. 10-15 min.
Interpretation time A few minutes.
Reliability Retest reliability: rtt = .75-.93 (interval: 1 month).
Validity Findings on factorial structure; Correlations with several external criteria
Norms None; Means and standard deviation.
Applications Clinical diagnostics, Research
There is no abstract in English available. Information about the measure can be found under Overview.
There is no complete review in English available. Further information about the measure can also be found under Overview.
First published in
Brunner, C. & Spiegel, R. (1990). Eine Validierungsstudie mit der NOSGER (Nurses' Observation Scale for Geriatric Patients), einem neuen Beurteilungsinstrument für die Psychogeriatrie. Zeitschrift für Klinische Psychologie, 19, 211-229.
Feedback on the use of a procedure from the Open Test Archive of the Leibniz Institute for Psychology (ZPID) to the test author(s)
Prof. Dr. René Spiegel, Emeritus, Memory Clinic - NPZ, Geriatric University Hospital, Schanzenstr. 55, CH-4031 Basel, Schweiz