Evaluation of Mobility and Quality of Life: During and After Discharge from Clinical Geriatric Setting

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/304166
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Evaluation of Mobility and Quality of Life: During and After Discharge from Clinical Geriatric Setting
Author(s):
Strupeit, Steve; Buß, Arne; Wolf-Ostermann, Karin
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Non-member
Author Details:
Steve Strupeit, MScN, BA, Diplom-Pflegewirt (FH), steve.strupeit@haw-hamburg.de; Arne Buß, MScN, BScN; Karin Wolf-Ostermann, PhD;
Abstract:

Session presented on: Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Purpose:

Mobility is an essential need of human beings. Mobility impairment is a major risk factor for disability and/or nursing care dependency in elderly people. To obtain and facilitate mobility and quality of life in elderly people with mobility impairments special nursing interventions should be provided. Aim of this study was to test the effectiveness of a nursing consulting intervention on mobility and quality of life in elderly people with mobility impairments.

Methods:

A mono-centered, prospective longitudinal study with a pretest-posttest design was conducted in patients being admitted to a geriatric rehabilitation center in Hamburg, Germany. Intervention comprised home visitations during hospital stay, 3 months and 6 months post discharge. Additionally follow-up phone calls were conducted. Data were collected from May 2008 to February 2010, at admission, at discharge, and 3 months follow-up on functional status (Barthel-index) and quality of life (WHOQOL-BREF). Descriptive statistics were used to describe outcome measures.  Generalised linear models (GLM) were used to analyse longitudinal effects.

Results:

One hundred and twenty-two patients took part in the study. Mean age of participants was 83.44 (SD 8.71) in the control group and 83.72 (SD 6.87) in the intervention group. Participants in the intervention group showed a higher increase in functional status compared to participants in the control group (p = .050). Quality of life was higher in the intervention group in social domain only (p = .023).

Conclusion:

Findings of this study indicate that the intervention seemed to have a positive effect on functional status but almost did not affect quality of life. Nursing consulting hast the potential to obtain and facilitate mobility in elderly people with mobility impairments. Further research should focus on effectivity of nursing consulting using rigorous research methods.

Keywords:
Mobility; Quality of life; Longitudinal Study
Repository Posting Date:
22-Oct-2013
Date of Publication:
22-Oct-2013
Conference Date:
2013
Conference Name:
24th International Nursing Research Congress
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Prague, Czech Republic
Description:
24th International Nursing Research Congress Theme: Bridge the Gap Between Research and Practice Through Collaboration. Held at the Hilton Prague Hotel.
Note:
This is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission.

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dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_GB
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleEvaluation of Mobility and Quality of Life: During and After Discharge from Clinical Geriatric Settingen_GB
dc.contributor.authorStrupeit, Steveen_GB
dc.contributor.authorBuß, Arneen_GB
dc.contributor.authorWolf-Ostermann, Karinen_GB
dc.contributor.departmentNon-memberen_GB
dc.author.detailsSteve Strupeit, MScN, BA, Diplom-Pflegewirt (FH), steve.strupeit@haw-hamburg.de; Arne Buß, MScN, BScN; Karin Wolf-Ostermann, PhD;en_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/304166-
dc.description.abstract<p>Session presented on: Tuesday, July 23, 2013</p><b>Purpose: </b> <p>Mobility is an essential need of human beings. Mobility impairment is a major risk factor for disability and/or nursing care dependency in elderly people. To obtain and facilitate mobility and quality of life in elderly people with mobility impairments special nursing interventions should be provided. Aim of this study was to test the effectiveness of a nursing consulting intervention on mobility and quality of life in elderly people with mobility impairments. <p><b>Methods: </b> <p>A mono-centered, prospective longitudinal study with a pretest-posttest design was conducted in patients being admitted to a geriatric rehabilitation center in Hamburg, Germany. Intervention comprised home visitations during hospital stay, 3 months and 6 months post discharge. Additionally follow-up phone calls were conducted. Data were collected from May 2008 to February 2010, at admission, at discharge, and 3 months follow-up on functional status (Barthel-index) and quality of life (WHOQOL-BREF). Descriptive statistics were used to describe outcome measures.  Generalised linear models (GLM) were used to analyse longitudinal effects. <p><b>Results: </b> <p>One hundred and twenty-two patients took part in the study. Mean age of participants was 83.44 (SD 8.71) in the control group and 83.72 (SD 6.87) in the intervention group. Participants in the intervention group showed a higher increase in functional status compared to participants in the control group (p = .050). Quality of life was higher in the intervention group in social domain only (p = .023). <p><b>Conclusion: </b> <p>Findings of this study indicate that the intervention seemed to have a positive effect on functional status but almost did not affect quality of life. Nursing consulting hast the potential to obtain and facilitate mobility in elderly people with mobility impairments. Further research should focus on effectivity of nursing consulting using rigorous research methods.en_GB
dc.subjectMobilityen_GB
dc.subjectQuality of lifeen_GB
dc.subjectLongitudinal Studyen_GB
dc.date.available2013-10-22T20:30:24Z-
dc.date.issued2013-10-22-
dc.date.accessioned2013-10-22T20:30:24Z-
dc.conference.date2013en_GB
dc.conference.name24th International Nursing Research Congressen_GB
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen_GB
dc.conference.locationPrague, Czech Republicen_GB
dc.description24th International Nursing Research Congress Theme: Bridge the Gap Between Research and Practice Through Collaboration. Held at the Hilton Prague Hotel.en_GB
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission.en_GB
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