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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/617059
Category:
Full-text
Format:
Text-based Document
Type:
Poster
Title:
Effectiveness of Educational Nursing Home Visits in Older Adults
Author(s):
Strupeit, Steve; Buss, Arne; Wolf-Ostermann, Karin
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Phi Gamma (Virtual)
Author Details:
Steve Strupeit, PhD, MScN, BA, RN, strupeit@hm.edu; Arne Bu', MScN, BA, RN, bussarne@uni-bremen.de; Karin Wolf-Ostermann, PhD, wolf-ostermann@uni-bremen.de
Abstract:

Session presented on Thursday, 21 July 2016 and Friday, 22 July 2016:'

Purpose: The loss of physical functional status is a major risk factor for loss of independence, hospital stays, and for admittance into long-term nursing home care in vulnerable elderly populations. Facilitating and maintain functional ability and quality of life is and will increasingly become a major task of nursing. Home visits may have positive effects on functional ability and quality of life in elderly people. The aim of this study was to determine the effectiveness of educational home visits on the functional status, quality of life, and care dependency in older adults with mobility impairments.

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Methods: We performed a randomized controlled trial. The study was conducted in the living environments of the 123 participants with functional impairments from Hamburg, Germany. The intervention group received an additional nursing consultation intervention on mobility and quality of life. The control group received the usual care. Data were collected from August 2011 to December 2012 at baseline, 6 months and 12 months of follow-up. The main outcomes were functional status (Barthel Index), quality of life (WHOQOL-BREF), and care dependency (Care Dependency Scale). Data were analyzed using descriptive statistics and generalized linear models.'

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Results: In total, 113 participants (57 in the intervention and 56 in the control group) were included in the study. The intervention had no effect on functional status, quality of life, and care dependency.

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Conclusions: The intervention did not show the benefits that we assumed. Further studies on the effects of educational nursing interventions should be performed using different concepts and rigorous research methods. The intervention examined cannot be recommended for nursing practitioners. However nursing education should be part of nursing practice and may be integrated in everyday care.

Keywords:
Nursing Education; Home Visits; Quality of Life and Mobility
Repository Posting Date:
15-Jul-2016
Date of Publication:
15-Jul-2016 ; 15-Jul-2016
Other Identifiers:
INRC16PST24
Conference Date:
2016
Conference Name:
27th International Nursing Research Congress
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Cape Town, South Africa
Description:
Theme: Leading Global Research: Advancing Practice, Advocacy, and Policy

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dc.language.isoenen
dc.type.categoryFull-texten
dc.formatText-based Documenten
dc.typePosteren
dc.titleEffectiveness of Educational Nursing Home Visits in Older Adultsen
dc.contributor.authorStrupeit, Steveen
dc.contributor.authorBuss, Arneen
dc.contributor.authorWolf-Ostermann, Karinen
dc.contributor.departmentPhi Gamma (Virtual)en
dc.author.detailsSteve Strupeit, PhD, MScN, BA, RN, strupeit@hm.edu; Arne Bu', MScN, BA, RN, bussarne@uni-bremen.de; Karin Wolf-Ostermann, PhD, wolf-ostermann@uni-bremen.deen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/617059-
dc.description.abstract<p>Session presented on Thursday, 21 July 2016 and Friday, 22 July 2016:'</p> <p>Purpose: The loss of physical functional status is a major risk factor for loss of independence, hospital stays, and for admittance into long-term nursing home care in vulnerable elderly populations. Facilitating and maintain functional ability and quality of life is and will increasingly become a major task of nursing. Home visits may have positive effects on functional ability and quality of life in elderly people. The aim of this study was to determine the effectiveness of educational home visits on the functional status, quality of life, and care dependency in older adults with mobility impairments.</p> <p>'</p> <p>Methods: We performed a randomized controlled trial. The study was conducted in the living environments of the 123 participants with functional impairments from Hamburg, Germany. The intervention group received an additional nursing consultation intervention on mobility and quality of life. The control group received the usual care. Data were collected from August 2011 to December 2012 at baseline, 6 months and 12 months of follow-up. The main outcomes were functional status (Barthel Index), quality of life (WHOQOL-BREF), and care dependency (Care Dependency Scale). Data were analyzed using descriptive statistics and generalized linear models.'</p> <p>'</p> <p>Results: In total, 113 participants (57 in the intervention and 56 in the control group) were included in the study. The intervention had no effect on functional status, quality of life, and care dependency.</p> <p>'</p> <p>Conclusions: The intervention did not show the benefits that we assumed. Further studies on the effects of educational nursing interventions should be performed using different concepts and rigorous research methods. The intervention examined cannot be recommended for nursing practitioners. However nursing education should be part of nursing practice and may be integrated in everyday care.</p>en
dc.subjectNursing Educationen
dc.subjectHome Visitsen
dc.subjectQuality of Life and Mobilityen
dc.date.available2016-07-15T17:13:19Z-
dc.date.issued2016-07-15-
dc.date.issued2016-07-15en
dc.date.accessioned2016-07-15T17:13:19Z-
dc.conference.date2016en
dc.conference.name27th International Nursing Research Congressen
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen
dc.conference.locationCape Town, South Africaen
dc.descriptionTheme: Leading Global Research: Advancing Practice, Advocacy, and Policyen
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