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Effect of a care process program on frail older people’s life satisfaction

Journal article
Authors Helene Berglund
Susanne Gustafsson
Isabelle Ottenvall Hammar
Joel Olayiwola Faronbi
Synneve Dahlin-Ivanoff
Published in Nursing Open
Volume 6
Issue 3
Pages 1097-1104
ISSN 2054-1058
Publication year 2019
Published at Institute of Neuroscience and Physiology, Department of Health and Rehabilitation
Institute of Neuroscience and Physiology
Institute of Health and Care Sciences
Centre for Ageing and Health (Agecap)
Pages 1097-1104
Language en
Links https://doi.org/10.1002/nop2.300
Keywords Frailty, older adult, implementation
Subject categories Nursing

Abstract

Aim The aim of this study was to analyse the effects of a full‐scale implementation of a care process programme on life satisfaction among frail older people, as compared with those receiving usual care. Design The study includes participants from a full‐scale care process programme (N = 77) and participants from a historical control group (N = 66). The care process programme establishes a comprehensive continuum of care through components including case management, interprofessional teamwork and care‐planning meetings in the older people's own homes. Methods Questionnaires were used and data were collected at baseline, with follow‐ups at three, six and 12 months. Results The implementation of the full‐scale care process programme had a positive effect on life satisfaction among frail older people. From 6‐month–12‐month follow‐ups, a higher proportion of participants in the care process programme had positive life satisfaction outcomes, as compared with the historical control group.

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