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Titolo:
THE DIAGNOSTIC HOME VISIT IN THE CONTEXT OF HOSPITAL-BASED GERIATRIC ASSESSMENT
Autore:
NIKOLAUS T; DETTERBECK H; GARTNER U; GNIELKA M; LEMPPGAST I; RENK C; SUCKROHRIG U; OSTER P; SCHLIERF G;
Indirizzi:
UNIV HEIDELBERG KLINIKUM,GERIATR ZENTRUM BETHANIEN,ROHRBACHER STR 149D-69126 HEIDELBERG GERMANY
Titolo Testata:
Zeitschrift fur Gerontologie und Geriatrie
fascicolo: 1, volume: 28, anno: 1995,
pagine: 14 - 18
SICI:
0948-6704(1995)28:1<14:TDHVIT>2.0.ZU;2-2
Fonte:
ISI
Lingua:
GER
Keywords:
GERIATRIC PATIENT; GERIATRIC ASSESSMENT; DIAGNOSTIC HOME VISIT; TECHNICAL AIDS;
Tipo documento:
Article
Natura:
Periodico
Settore Disciplinare:
Physical, Chemical & Earth Sciences
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Citazioni:
10
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Citazione:
T. Nikolaus et al., "THE DIAGNOSTIC HOME VISIT IN THE CONTEXT OF HOSPITAL-BASED GERIATRIC ASSESSMENT", Zeitschrift fur Gerontologie und Geriatrie, 28(1), 1995, pp. 14-18

Abstract

The value of a diagnostic home visit as part of hospital-based geriatric assessment was examined in a prospective study. 141 subjects admitted from home to the geriatric hospital and showing functional declinewith risk of nursing home placement underwent a comprehensive geriatric assessment and a diagnostic home visit. In 19.1 % of the patients, the diagnostic visit resulted in a change of time, and in 14.9 % in a change of location of discharge. Up to seven problems were newly discovered (mean 2.1). To maintain independence up to six technical aids were prescribed (mean 2.3). The most common recommendations were relatedto safety (59.2 % of all cases). In 89.3 % the diagnostic home visit was judged necessary by the home intervention team. A follow-up visit after 3 months revealed that about 80 % of all recommendations were implemented and approximately the same amount of technical aids were still used. The diagnostic home visit allows individual prescription of technical aids, when necessary. It contributes meaningful information to the geriatric assessment process and helps to achieve successful in-hospital therapy and discharge planning. It can be recommended especially for elderly patients at risk for losing their independence.

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