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Given the ageing population and the importance of maintaining physical independence in older age, there has never been a greater need for the DEMMI

Simpler than ever

Across clinical settings

The DEMMI has been validated across clinical settings:

  • Acute hospital setting
  • Rehabilitation subacute hospital setting
  • Healthy community dwelling older adults
  • Residential aged care

A validation study in residential care is underway and nearing completion.

Range of practitioners

The DEMMI has been validated for use by a range of healthcare providers:

  • Physiotherapists
  • Physiotherapy students
  • Healthy community dwelling older adults
  • General practitioners
  • Medical students (under supervision)
  • Nurses

DEMMI translation

The DEMMI has been translated into a range of languages:

  • Mandarin
  • Dutch
  • German
  • Thai
  • Danish
  • Turkish

Each translation and cross cultural validation is being conducted using internationally recognised gold standard methodology. Please make contact via this website if you are interested in considering translating the DEMMI into another language.

DEMMI education resources

The DEMMI was designed as an instrument that could be used by physiotherapists without formal training. The DEMMI education resource on this website provides further background on the DEMMI that would be particularly helpful for healthcare students or clinicians who are using the DEMMI for the first time. The DEMMI education centre includes:

  • DVD clips of the DEMMI being applied in 4 different healthcare settings
  • The DEMMI instructional handbook