Improved outcomes of home health care are associated with a greater intensity of nursing care

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/161719
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Improved outcomes of home health care are associated with a greater intensity of nursing care
Abstract:
Improved outcomes of home health care are associated with a greater intensity of nursing care
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2001
Author:Foreman, Marquis, PhD
P.I. Institution Name:University of Illinois at Chicago
Title:Assistant Professor
Contact Address:College of Nursing, 845 South Damen Avenue, Chicago, IL, 60612, USA
Contact Telephone:312.996.8443
Receiving a greater intensity of nursing care was hypothesized to improve outcomes in elderly home health care patients as compared to those who received usual care. Data were abstracted retrospectively from 120 closed records of elderly patients receiving skilled care from two home care agencies following hospitalization. These patients received home care services on the average of 48 days (SD=34 days), were predominately female (53.3%), Caucasian/non-Hispanic (92.5%), with a mean age of 79.74 years (SD=8.6 years). Positive outcomes were experienced by 79%, while the remaining 22% experienced negative outcomes; 59 subjects received a low intensity care, while 61 patients received high intensity. The association between intensity of care and outcomes was statistically significant, X2 (1)=5.156, p=0.02, indicating that a high intensity of nursing care was associated with positive outcomes; however, high intensity patients received services for a statistically significantly longer period of time [t(96.378)=-6.121, p=0.0001]. To determine whether outcomes were a function of intensity or duration, logistic regression was conducted. Only nursing intensity was statistically significant (OR=1.86, p=0.004, CI=1.21, 2.83); thus, intensity alone explains the effect on outcomes.
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.titleImproved outcomes of home health care are associated with a greater intensity of nursing careen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/161719-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Improved outcomes of home health care are associated with a greater intensity of nursing care</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">2001</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Foreman, Marquis, PhD</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">University of Illinois at Chicago</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Assistant Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">College of Nursing, 845 South Damen Avenue, Chicago, IL, 60612, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-phone"><td class="label">Contact Telephone:</td><td class="value">312.996.8443</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">mdforemn@uic.edu</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Receiving a greater intensity of nursing care was hypothesized to improve outcomes in elderly home health care patients as compared to those who received usual care. Data were abstracted retrospectively from 120 closed records of elderly patients receiving skilled care from two home care agencies following hospitalization. These patients received home care services on the average of 48 days (SD=34 days), were predominately female (53.3%), Caucasian/non-Hispanic (92.5%), with a mean age of 79.74 years (SD=8.6 years). Positive outcomes were experienced by 79%, while the remaining 22% experienced negative outcomes; 59 subjects received a low intensity care, while 61 patients received high intensity. The association between intensity of care and outcomes was statistically significant, X2 (1)=5.156, p=0.02, indicating that a high intensity of nursing care was associated with positive outcomes; however, high intensity patients received services for a statistically significantly longer period of time [t(96.378)=-6.121, p=0.0001]. To determine whether outcomes were a function of intensity or duration, logistic regression was conducted. Only nursing intensity was statistically significant (OR=1.86, p=0.004, CI=1.21, 2.83); thus, intensity alone explains the effect on outcomes.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T23:26:09Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T23:26:09Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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