International comparison of long term care resident dependency across four countries (1998-2009): A descriptive study

Show simple item record Boyd, Michal en Bowman, C en Broad, Joanna en Connolly, Martin en 2017-12-07T01:18:57Z en 2012-12 en
dc.identifier.citation Australasian Journal on Ageing 31(4):233-240 Dec 2012 en
dc.identifier.issn 1440-6381 en
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dc.description.abstract Aim:  To describe an international comparison of dependency of long-term care residents. Methods:  All Auckland aged care residents were surveyed in 1998 and 2008 using the ‘Long-Term Care in Auckland’ instrument. A large provider of residential aged care, Bupa-UK, performed a similar but separate functional survey in 2003, again in 2006 (including UK Residential Nursing Home Association facilities), and in 2009 which included Bupa facilities in Spain, New Zealand and Australia. The survey questionnaires were reconciled and functional impairment rates compared. Results:  Of almost 90 000 residents, prevalence of dependent mobility ranged from 27 to 47%; chronic confusion, 46 to 75%; and double incontinence, 29 to 49%. Continence trends over time were mixed, chronic confusion increased, and challenging behaviour decreased. Conclusion:  Overall functional dependency for residents is high and comparable internationally. Available trends over time indicate increasing resident dependency signifying care required for this population is considerable and possibly increasing. en
dc.publisher Wiley en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Australasian Journal on Ageing en
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dc.title International comparison of long term care resident dependency across four countries (1998-2009): A descriptive study en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.identifier.doi 10.1111/j.1741-6612.2011.00584.x en
pubs.issue 4 en
pubs.begin-page 233 en
pubs.volume 31 en
dc.rights.holder Copyright: Wiley en
dc.identifier.pmid 23252981 en
pubs.end-page 240 en
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pubs.subtype Article en
pubs.elements-id 319497 en Medical and Health Sciences en Nursing en School of Medicine en Medicine Department en
dc.identifier.eissn 1741-6612 en
pubs.record-created-at-source-date 2012-03-13 en
pubs.dimensions-id 23252981 en

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