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Table 3 Percent Agreement and PABAKs for 6 Mobility and 5 IADL Questions between Self and Spousal Proxy Responses

From: A pilot study among older adults of the concordance between their self-reports to a health survey and spousal proxy reports on their behalf

Survey items Percent agreement between self and spousal proxies Percent of spousal proxies not indicating difficulty when the self did Percent of spousal proxies indicating the difficulty when the self did not PABAKs
Mobility
 Because of a health problem, do you have any difficulty with … ?
  walking several blocks 73.5 % 18.4 % 8.2 % 0.84
  sitting for about 2 h 79.6 % 20.4 % 0.0 % 0.59
  climbing several flights of stairs without resting 73.5 % 6.1 % 20.4 % 0.47
  stooping, kneeling, or crouching 63.3 % 24.5 % 12.2 % 0.27
  pulling or pushing large objects like a living room chair 81.3 % 8.3 % 10.4 % 0.63
  lifting or carrying weights over 10 lb, like a bag of groceries 85.7 % 8.2 % 6.1 % 0.71
Instrumental IADLs
 Because of a health or memory problem, do you have any difficulty with … ?
  using a map to figure out how to get around in a strange place 85.7 % 2.0 % 12.2 % 0.71
  preparing a hot meal 91.8 % 2.0 % 6.1 % 0.84
  making phone calls 91.8 % 0.0 % 8.2 % 0.84
  taking medications 87.8 % 6.1 % 6.1 % 0.76
  managing your money, such as paying your bills and keeping track of expenses 95.9 % 0.0 % 4.1 % 0.92