Table 1: Dialog Preference Scales for Elderly Questionnaire.
1. Sex ( )
2. Age ( )
3. Clinical experience (years) ( )
4. Have you experienced living with older people? (Presently yes / In the past yes / No)
Please respond to the questions using the following scale that assumes that the distance between numbers is equal. Circle one number (1–7) that best represents your opinion: 1 (Strongly disagree) —2—3—4 (Neither agree nor disagree) —5—6—7 (Strongly agree).
No. Questions Grading
(7-point Likert-type)

1: strongly disagree
7: strongly agree
1. I am aware of a major age gap with older clients and find it difficult to think of suitable topics of conversation. 1—2—3—4—5—6—7
2. I am uncertain how seriously I should listen to older clients. 1—2—3—4—5—6—7
3. I always try to maintain a loud voice when I talk to older clients, so I tend to say things that are not really what I want to say. 1—2—3—4—5—6—7
4. I do not know how to react when older clients repeat themselves. 1—2—3—4—5—6—7
5. In conversation, when older clients talk about history, I am not sure what to do because my knowledge is limited. 1—2—3—4—5—6—7
6. I worry about the vision of older clients. How do they see and how much do they see? 1—2—3—4—5—6—7
7. When talking to older clients, I wonder whether my voice is the right volume and if my tone is appropriate. 1—2—3—4—5—6—7
8. When talking to older clients, I worry that I may exhaust them. 1—2—3—4—5—6—7
9. I wonder how older clients view us, the younger generation. 1—2—3—4—5—6—7
10. Older clients just want someone to listen to them all the time. 1—2—3—4—5—6—7
11. Older clients want somebody to listen to them and they want to talk about themselves. 1—2—3—4—5—6—7
12. It seems that once older clients start talking. They often do not stop. 1—2—3—4—5—6—7
13. It is difficult to know how to speak to and deal with older clients who have dementia. 1—2—3—4—5—6—7
14. I find it hard to hold conversations with older clients with hearing difficulties. 1—2—3—4—5—6—7
15. I find it hard to communicate with older clients with total aphasia. 1—2—3—4—5—6—7