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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/161655
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Five-one half years follow-up of nursing home resident survivors
Abstract:
Five-one half years follow-up of nursing home resident survivors
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:1991
Author:Gaspar, Phyllis, PhD
P.I. Institution Name:Winona State University
Title:Associate Professor
Contact Address:College of Nursing & Health Sciences, 301A Stark Hall, PO Box 5838, Winona, MN, 55987-5939, USA
Contact Telephone:507.457.5634
The purposes of this study were to describe the 5.5 years follow-up of nursing home resident survivors, and identify factors that differentiate survivors and non-survivors. The initial sample consisted of 48 residents. Functional ability and mortality were recorded at 6 month intervals. Norton's Scale, with 5 categories of general health, mental, activity, mobility and incontinence, was used to measure function. At the 5.5 years follow-up 9 subjects survived, 3 were discharged and lost to follow-up, and 36 had died (mortality rate of 75%). The survivors, 7 females and 2 males, at initial observation had an average length of stay.of 3.2 years and an average age of 84.4 years. Over the 5.5 years surviving subjects experienced a gradual decline in function in all areas except mental status. Mental status (5 alert, 3 alert yet apathic, and 1 confused) remained stable or improved for these 9 subjects, while the 36 non-survivors had a gradual decline in all functional areas. The maintenance of mental status differentiated survivors from non-survivors as non-survivors for the first time in the 6 month follow-up observations. Other factors differentiating survivors and non-survivors were not identified. Thus nursing care goals should be focused on assisting residents to compensate for limitations in physical function with an emphasis on maintaining mental status.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Midwest Nursing Research Society

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleFive-one half years follow-up of nursing home resident survivorsen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/161655-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Five-one half years follow-up of nursing home resident survivors</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Midwest Nursing Research Society</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">1991</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Gaspar, Phyllis, PhD</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Winona State University</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Associate Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">College of Nursing &amp; Health Sciences, 301A Stark Hall, PO Box 5838, Winona, MN, 55987-5939, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-phone"><td class="label">Contact Telephone:</td><td class="value">507.457.5634</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">pgaspar@winona.edu</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">The purposes of this study were to describe the 5.5 years follow-up of nursing home resident survivors, and identify factors that differentiate survivors and non-survivors. The initial sample consisted of 48 residents. Functional ability and mortality were recorded at 6 month intervals. Norton's Scale, with 5 categories of general health, mental, activity, mobility and incontinence, was used to measure function. At the 5.5 years follow-up 9 subjects survived, 3 were discharged and lost to follow-up, and 36 had died (mortality rate of 75%). The survivors, 7 females and 2 males, at initial observation had an average length of stay.of 3.2 years and an average age of 84.4 years. Over the 5.5 years surviving subjects experienced a gradual decline in function in all areas except mental status. Mental status (5 alert, 3 alert yet apathic, and 1 confused) remained stable or improved for these 9 subjects, while the 36 non-survivors had a gradual decline in all functional areas. The maintenance of mental status differentiated survivors from non-survivors as non-survivors for the first time in the 6 month follow-up observations. Other factors differentiating survivors and non-survivors were not identified. Thus nursing care goals should be focused on assisting residents to compensate for limitations in physical function with an emphasis on maintaining mental status.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T23:24:59Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T23:24:59Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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