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Titolo:
COMPARISON OF HEALTH AND FUNCTIONAL ABILITY BETWEEN NONINSTITUTIONALIZED AND LEAST DEPENDENT INSTITUTIONALIZED ELDERLY IN FINLAND
Autore:
NORO A; ARO S;
Indirizzi:
NATL RES & DEV CTR WELFARE & HLTH STAKES,HLTH SERV RES UNIT,POB 220 FIN-00531 HELSINKI FINLAND
Titolo Testata:
The Gerontologist
fascicolo: 3, volume: 37, anno: 1997,
pagine: 374 - 383
SICI:
0016-9013(1997)37:3<374:COHAFA>2.0.ZU;2-S
Fonte:
ISI
Lingua:
ENG
Soggetto:
NURSING-HOME ADMISSIONS; SELF-ASSESSMENTS; CARE; RISK; PLACEMENT; TELEPHONE; INTERVIEW; MAIL;
Keywords:
DEINSTITUTIONALIZATION; ACTIVITIES OF DAILY LIVING; HEALTH-RELATED SYMPTOMS;
Tipo documento:
Article
Natura:
Periodico
Settore Disciplinare:
Physical, Chemical & Earth Sciences
Citazioni:
38
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Citazione:
A. Noro e S. Aro, "COMPARISON OF HEALTH AND FUNCTIONAL ABILITY BETWEEN NONINSTITUTIONALIZED AND LEAST DEPENDENT INSTITUTIONALIZED ELDERLY IN FINLAND", The Gerontologist, 37(3), 1997, pp. 374-383

Abstract

Finland's active deinstitutionalization policy aims to reduce the number of elderly people int long-term residential fare and to keep noninstitutionalized elderly people living at home as long as possible, As a contribution to the issue of the appropriateness of long-term institutional care, we compared the health and functional ability of elderlypeople living at home or in residential care to assess the theoretical possibility of discharging the least dependent elderly from residential homes, Findings from two separate data sets collected in 1992 werecompared; one (n = 475) was obtained by computer-assisted telephone interview (elderly at home) and the other (n = 459) by postal survey (elderly in residential care). The direct method tvas used in age and gender standardization, and logistic regression analysis was applied, Elderly people living at home were found to be in better health and withbetter functional ability than those in residential care. However, a proportion of home-dwellers needing some help with Activities of DailyLiving (ADLs) assessed their health as being even worse than those incare, and approximated that of institutionalized elderly Judged by the personnel to be able to manage with home-based care. Compared with home-dwellers, those assessed as able to manage in-home care were mostly single and lead less education and more restrictions in their Instrumental ADLs and medication. Our results indicate that one third of those assessed as able to manage in-home care could possibly be discharged if adequate servicers and housing were available.

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