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One-year outcome of frailty indicators and activities of daily living following the randomised controlled trial; “Continuum of care for frail older people”

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Geriatrics, July 2013
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Title
One-year outcome of frailty indicators and activities of daily living following the randomised controlled trial; “Continuum of care for frail older people”
Published in
BMC Geriatrics, July 2013
DOI 10.1186/1471-2318-13-76
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Kajsa Eklund, Katarina Wilhelmson, Helena Gustafsson, Sten Landahl, Synneve Dahlin-Ivanoff

Abstract

Background; The intervention; "Continuum of Care for Frail Older People", was designed to create an integrated continuum of care from the hospital emergency department through the hospital and back to the older person's own home. The aim of this study is to evaluate the effects of the intervention on functional ability in terms of activities of daily living (ADL). Methods; The study is a non-blinded controlled trial with participants randomised to either the intervention group or a control group with follow-ups at three-, six- and 12 months. The intervention involved collaboration between a nurse with geriatric competence at the emergency department, the hospital wards and a multi-professional team for care and rehabilitation of the older people in the municipality with a case manager as the hub. Older people who sought care at the emergency department at Sahlgrenska University Hospital/Molndal and who were discharged to their own homes in the municipality of Molndal, Sweden were asked to participate. Inclusion criteria were age 80 and older or 65 to 79 with at least one chronic disease and dependent in at least one ADL. Analyses were made on the basis of the intention-to-treat principle. Outcome measures were ADL independence and eight frailty indicators. These were analysed, using Chi-square and odds ratio (OR). Results; A total of 161 participated in the study, 76 persons allocated to the control group and 85 to the intervention group were analysed throughout the study. There were no significant differences between the groups with regards to change in frailty compared to baseline at any follow-up. At both the three- and twelve-month follow-ups the intervention group had doubled their odds for improved ADL independence compared to the control (OR 2.37, 95% CI; 1.20 - 4.68) and (2.04, 95% CI; 1.03 - 4.06) respectively. At six months the intervention group had halved their odds for decreased ADL independence (OR 0.52, 95% CI; 0.27 - 0.98) compared to the control group. Conclusions; The intervention has the potential to reduce dependency in ADLs, a valuable benefit both for the individual and for society. Trial registration; ClinicalTrials.gov: NCT01260493 Keywords; integrated care, health care chain, rehabilitation, independence, aging in place, frail older people.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 2 1%
Spain 2 1%
Unknown 154 97%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 29 18%
Researcher 21 13%
Student > Bachelor 20 13%
Student > Master 18 11%
Other 8 5%
Other 29 18%
Unknown 33 21%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 46 29%
Nursing and Health Professions 26 16%
Social Sciences 12 8%
Psychology 8 5%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 4 3%
Other 23 15%
Unknown 39 25%

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This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 4. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 25 November 2015.
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#5,231,148
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#1,166
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#48,434
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