Objective： To develop the preliminary version of the elderly disability assessment scale （EDAS） to assess dis- ability for Chinese older people according to the international classification of functioning, disability and health （ICF）. Method： The following databases were systematically searched： Medline, Embase, PsycINFO, CINAHL, PRO- QOLID, CBM, CNKI, VIP, WanFang, and included the scales related to elderly disability. All items in these scales were extracted, and linked them to the ICF items. After deleting the duplicates, the remaining ICF items composed the item pool. Geriatricians and rehabilitation physicians used Delphi method to select proper item and develop the preliminary version. Result： A total of 7370 articles were identified, 25 scales （including 476 items） were included. The item pool were consisted of 46 items. The enthusiasm coefficients of experts in three rounds were 80%, 80%, 94%, re- spectively. The degree of experts＇ authority were 0.92, 0.88 and 0.88, respectively. The Kendall＇s coordination coefficients of specialists＇ opinion were 0.66, 0.65 and 0.75, respectively. According to the experts＇ opinion, 17 items were deleted and 3 items were added. The preliminary version included 32 items, which belonging to the domains of ＂body functions＂ and ＂activities and participations＂. Conclusion： The preliminary version of the EDAS was established by suing systematic assessment and Delphi method.
China Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine