Use of Standardized Assessment Instruments

Except for A Short Acculturation Scale for Filipino Americans (ASASFA), to date there are no known geriatric assessment instruments that have been validated and standardized for Filipino Americans. The ASASFA was designed for bilingual Filipino immigrants receiving healthcare at Southern California health maintenance organizations, the majority (77%) of whom had college and/or advanced education (de la Cruz, Padilla, & Butts, 1998).