The Danish Skaevinge-Project - 10 years on - with focus on the result of using action research

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/152873
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The Danish Skaevinge-Project - 10 years on - with focus on the result of using action research
Abstract:
The Danish Skaevinge-Project - 10 years on - with focus on the result of using action research
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2001
Conference Date:June, 2001
Author:Wagner, Lis
P.I. Institution Name:UCSF-Dept. 7331
Objective: In 1984-87, the Skaevinge Municipality applied integrated health care based on an action research. Following a 10 year period (1986-96) the Municipal Committee, requested the Danish Institute of Health Care to undertake an impartial investigation of what effects on the older population the so called Skaevinge-Project, had compared with the rest of the County and nationally. The original goals and resources used in the Skaevinge-Project were: 1) Municipal health services were made available to all its citizens, regardless of the type of residence in which they live. 2) Preventive measures were prioritized with a view to supporting the individual’s own possibilities to maintain and strengthen his/her own health status and quality of life. Resources were: 1) Health personnel from previously independently functioning areas were grouped within an interdisciplinary structure. 2) The nursing home, in its current form, shifted to become a health centre with private residences for rent, and a 24 hour integrated care service were put into operation and made accessible to the entire Municipality. 3) Interdisciplinary personnel, through training programs, developed their professional competencies, which within the new structure, would be used in a difference way to that traditionally planned; and 4) Self-care were encouraged and health personnel educated to understand the value and effect. Methods: A triangulation of methods (qualitative and quantitative) were used in evaluation of the effects of the former Skaevinge-Project measured 10 years after. Findings: Results from the perspectives of the citizen, the personnel and the society at large: The Citizens’ view: In 1997, there was a larger proportion of older persons than in 1987 who had not been in any contact with the health care system. The older people’s mobility, measured by means of ability to undertake activities of daily living remained generally unchanged; more of the older people in 1997 assessed their health status as better in comparison with those of an equivalent age group in 1985. The Personnel’s view: Interviews with the personnel, the leadership and the politicians today left little doubt that the Project was a success. The reasons for this involved the decision-making, ownership and responsibility. The Society’s view: The Municipality was in a position to develop interim services that replaced County hospital functions. Conclusions: The health status of older persons had improved; despite an increase of 30% in the number of persons aged 75+years, operating costs fell when measured against established prices; available human resources remained the same in 1996 as in 1986; the number of hospital days for citizens 67+ years in the Municipality fell by 30-40%; the Municipality did not experience waiting list over the past 10 years within the hospital sector; there is no waiting list for placements in the health Care centre or within the home-help services Implications: Action research is a useful method to stimulate interdisciplinary staff groups and politicians to work as a team. The most important is not where the care is given - but what quality of care you are given.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
Jun-2001
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleThe Danish Skaevinge-Project - 10 years on - with focus on the result of using action researchen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/152873-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">The Danish Skaevinge-Project - 10 years on - with focus on the result of using action research</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2001</td></tr><tr class="item-conference-date"><td class="label">Conference Date:</td><td class="value">June, 2001</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Wagner, Lis</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">UCSF-Dept. 7331</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">lw@ucsf.dk</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Objective: In 1984-87, the Skaevinge Municipality applied integrated health care based on an action research. Following a 10 year period (1986-96) the Municipal Committee, requested the Danish Institute of Health Care to undertake an impartial investigation of what effects on the older population the so called Skaevinge-Project, had compared with the rest of the County and nationally. The original goals and resources used in the Skaevinge-Project were: 1) Municipal health services were made available to all its citizens, regardless of the type of residence in which they live. 2) Preventive measures were prioritized with a view to supporting the individual&rsquo;s own possibilities to maintain and strengthen his/her own health status and quality of life. Resources were: 1) Health personnel from previously independently functioning areas were grouped within an interdisciplinary structure. 2) The nursing home, in its current form, shifted to become a health centre with private residences for rent, and a 24 hour integrated care service were put into operation and made accessible to the entire Municipality. 3) Interdisciplinary personnel, through training programs, developed their professional competencies, which within the new structure, would be used in a difference way to that traditionally planned; and 4) Self-care were encouraged and health personnel educated to understand the value and effect. Methods: A triangulation of methods (qualitative and quantitative) were used in evaluation of the effects of the former Skaevinge-Project measured 10 years after. Findings: Results from the perspectives of the citizen, the personnel and the society at large: The Citizens&rsquo; view: In 1997, there was a larger proportion of older persons than in 1987 who had not been in any contact with the health care system. The older people&rsquo;s mobility, measured by means of ability to undertake activities of daily living remained generally unchanged; more of the older people in 1997 assessed their health status as better in comparison with those of an equivalent age group in 1985. The Personnel&rsquo;s view: Interviews with the personnel, the leadership and the politicians today left little doubt that the Project was a success. The reasons for this involved the decision-making, ownership and responsibility. The Society&rsquo;s view: The Municipality was in a position to develop interim services that replaced County hospital functions. Conclusions: The health status of older persons had improved; despite an increase of 30% in the number of persons aged 75+years, operating costs fell when measured against established prices; available human resources remained the same in 1996 as in 1986; the number of hospital days for citizens 67+ years in the Municipality fell by 30-40%; the Municipality did not experience waiting list over the past 10 years within the hospital sector; there is no waiting list for placements in the health Care centre or within the home-help services Implications: Action research is a useful method to stimulate interdisciplinary staff groups and politicians to work as a team. The most important is not where the care is given - but what quality of care you are given.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T11:53:17Z-
dc.date.issued2001-06en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T11:53:17Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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