Prevention Assessment and Health Promotion: Older Adults in Residential Living

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/154602
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Presentation
Title:
Prevention Assessment and Health Promotion: Older Adults in Residential Living
Abstract:
Prevention Assessment and Health Promotion: Older Adults in Residential Living
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2004
Conference Date:July 21, 2004
Author:De Natale, Mary Lou, EdD, RN
P.I. Institution Name:Univeristy of San Francisco
Title:Associate Professor
Background: Transitions in the health care system and the lack of resources for the older adult can promote partnerships within the community. This study was designed with the purposes of: developing a prevention assessment tool for case finding; creating a process of collaboration for meeting individualized health care needs; promoting collaboration among nursing practice, nursing education and community service agencies. Aging-in-place older adults living in the subsidized housing units are living with the complications of acute and chronic diseases and may benefit from support and planned health educational programs. Design and Method: A prevention assessment questionnaire of 131 closed-ended was developed. Questions addressed the functional levels, acute/chronic diseases, issues and concerns regarding normal aging, public health issues, and goals of noted in Healthy People 2010. Interviews were done at a residential site with both English and Russian speaking residents. Thirty-two residents this site completed the completed the questionnaire in English; ten residents completed the Russian translation. Findings: Generalized needs were identified regarding advocacy services, communication techniques, resource linkages, transportation, access to services, medications, and mental health counseling. The specific health care topics related to arthritis, fall prevention, sleep, depression, forgetfulness, medication management, and pain were topics covered in scheduled health educational programs. Outcomes/Conclusions/and Implications: Initially, this study did support the collaborative approach for case finding within this community when using a prevention assessment tool to identify and make referrals. Furthermore, this study has provided a foundation for the past seven years for a clinical practicum for senior nursing students doing health teaching, case management/referrals, and most recently “Ask a Nurse” computer assisted health education. Students have ranked this clinical experience as positive with continued interest in working towards advanced certification, volunteerism in their own communities, stronger personal relationships within their own family, and also promotion of their own self-care.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
21-Jul-2004
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titlePrevention Assessment and Health Promotion: Older Adults in Residential Livingen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/154602-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Prevention Assessment and Health Promotion: Older Adults in Residential Living</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">2004</td></tr><tr class="item-conference-date"><td class="label">Conference Date:</td><td class="value">July 21, 2004</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">De Natale, Mary Lou, EdD, RN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Univeristy of San Francisco</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Associate Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">denatalem@usfca.edu</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Background: Transitions in the health care system and the lack of resources for the older adult can promote partnerships within the community. This study was designed with the purposes of: developing a prevention assessment tool for case finding; creating a process of collaboration for meeting individualized health care needs; promoting collaboration among nursing practice, nursing education and community service agencies. Aging-in-place older adults living in the subsidized housing units are living with the complications of acute and chronic diseases and may benefit from support and planned health educational programs. Design and Method: A prevention assessment questionnaire of 131 closed-ended was developed. Questions addressed the functional levels, acute/chronic diseases, issues and concerns regarding normal aging, public health issues, and goals of noted in Healthy People 2010. Interviews were done at a residential site with both English and Russian speaking residents. Thirty-two residents this site completed the completed the questionnaire in English; ten residents completed the Russian translation. Findings: Generalized needs were identified regarding advocacy services, communication techniques, resource linkages, transportation, access to services, medications, and mental health counseling. The specific health care topics related to arthritis, fall prevention, sleep, depression, forgetfulness, medication management, and pain were topics covered in scheduled health educational programs. Outcomes/Conclusions/and Implications: Initially, this study did support the collaborative approach for case finding within this community when using a prevention assessment tool to identify and make referrals. Furthermore, this study has provided a foundation for the past seven years for a clinical practicum for senior nursing students doing health teaching, case management/referrals, and most recently &ldquo;Ask a Nurse&rdquo; computer assisted health education. Students have ranked this clinical experience as positive with continued interest in working towards advanced certification, volunteerism in their own communities, stronger personal relationships within their own family, and also promotion of their own self-care.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T13:07:48Z-
dc.date.issued2004-07-21en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T13:07:48Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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