Washing Without Water: Cost-Effectiveness of a Rapidly Spreading Nursing Intervention in Care Dependent Patients

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/304182
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Full-text
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Washing Without Water: Cost-Effectiveness of a Rapidly Spreading Nursing Intervention in Care Dependent Patients
Author(s):
van Achterberg, Theo; Van Gaal, Betsie G. I.; Schoonhoven, Lisette
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Rho Chi
Author Details:
Theo van Achterberg, RN, PhD, T.vanachterberg@iq.umcn.nl; Betsie G. I. Van Gaal, PhD, RN; Lisette Schoonhoven, PhD, RN;
Abstract:

Session presented on: Friday, July 26, 2013

Purpose: Washing Without Water, using disposable cleaning and skin care materials, is increasingly implemented in nursing care. However, well performed studies on skin effects and related cost-effectiveness are lacking. Aim: To compare washing without water with traditional bed baths in care dependent nursing home patients on 1) skin integrity 2) patient and nurse satisfaction and 3) costs.

Methods: Cluster randomised trial with randomisation at ward level, to either Washing Without Water or traditional soap & water bed baths. After informed consent, care dependent patients and their nurses participated in this study. For each patient, we observed for care associated skin damage at seven points in time, with one week between each assessment. In addition, we collected data on patient and nurse satisfaction and washing related costs. Data collection was concluded on 31 October 2012. Data are analysed using linear mixed models, while accounting for clustering of patients at the level of wards.

Results: A total of 505 patients were included. At every intervention ward, nurses filled out the nurse questionnaire.
At the 24th STTI International Nursing Research Conference, we will present key results on 1) skin effects, 2) patient and nurse satisfaction, and 3) costs for the both groups.

Conclusion: This project will allow a first conclusion on the skin effects of washing without water in care dependent patients and will deliver key results to inform those interested in cost-effectiveness in basic nursing care and those who promote or question the implementation of Washing Without Water in patient care.

Keywords:
care for hygiene; cost-effectiveness; bed baths
Repository Posting Date:
22-Oct-2013
Date of Publication:
22-Oct-2013 ; 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.

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dc.language.isoenen
dc.type.categoryFull-texten
dc.typePresentationen
dc.titleWashing Without Water: Cost-Effectiveness of a Rapidly Spreading Nursing Intervention in Care Dependent Patientsen
dc.contributor.authorvan Achterberg, Theoen
dc.contributor.authorVan Gaal, Betsie G. I.en
dc.contributor.authorSchoonhoven, Lisetteen
dc.contributor.departmentRho Chien
dc.author.detailsTheo van Achterberg, RN, PhD, T.vanachterberg@iq.umcn.nl; Betsie G. I. Van Gaal, PhD, RN; Lisette Schoonhoven, PhD, RN;en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/304182-
dc.description.abstract<p>Session presented on: Friday, July 26, 2013</p><strong><b>Purpose</strong>: </b>Washing Without Water, using disposable cleaning and skin care materials, is increasingly implemented in nursing care. However, well performed studies on skin effects and related cost-effectiveness are lacking. <em>Aim</em>: To compare washing without water with traditional bed baths in care dependent nursing home patients on 1) skin integrity 2) patient and nurse satisfaction and 3) costs. <p><strong><b>Methods</strong>: </b>Cluster randomised trial with randomisation at ward level, to either Washing Without Water or traditional soap & water bed baths. After informed consent, care dependent patients and their nurses participated in this study. For each patient, we observed for care associated skin damage at seven points in time, with one week between each assessment. In addition, we collected data on patient and nurse satisfaction and washing related costs. Data collection was concluded on 31 October 2012. Data are analysed using linear mixed models, while accounting for clustering of patients at the level of wards. <p><strong><b>Results</strong>: </b>A total of 505 patients were included. At every intervention ward, nurses filled out the nurse questionnaire. <br /="/">At the 24<sup>th</sup> STTI International Nursing Research Conference, we will present key results on 1) skin effects, 2) patient and nurse satisfaction, and 3) costs for the both groups. <p><strong><b>Conclusion</strong>: </b>This project will allow a first conclusion on the skin effects of washing without water in care dependent patients and will deliver key results to inform those interested in cost-effectiveness in basic nursing care and those who promote or question the implementation of Washing Without Water in patient care.en
dc.subjectcare for hygieneen
dc.subjectcost-effectivenessen
dc.subjectbed bathsen
dc.date.available2013-10-22T20:30:41Z-
dc.date.issued2013-10-22-
dc.date.issued2013-10-22en
dc.date.accessioned2013-10-22T20:30:41Z-
dc.conference.date2013en
dc.conference.name24th International Nursing Research Congressen
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen
dc.conference.locationPrague, Czech Republicen
dc.description24th International Nursing Research Congress Theme: Bridge the Gap Between Research and Practice Through Collaboration. Held at the Hilton Prague Hotel.en
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