A longitudinal evaluation of nursing home care quality in Taiwan

Yeh, Shu-Hui, Lin, Li-Wei and Lo, Sing Kai 2003, A longitudinal evaluation of nursing home care quality in Taiwan, Journal of nursing care quality, vol. 18, no. 3, pp. 209-216.

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Title A longitudinal evaluation of nursing home care quality in Taiwan
Author(s) Yeh, Shu-Hui
Lin, Li-Wei
Lo, Sing Kai
Journal name Journal of nursing care quality
Volume number 18
Issue number 3
Start page 209
End page 216
Publisher Lippincott Willimas & Wilkins
Place of publication Baltimore, MD
Publication date 2003-06
ISSN 1057-3631
Keyword(s) clinical outcomes
nursing home
quality ofcare
resident satisfaction
Summary Aging populations worldwide have important implications for elderly care composition and quality, particularly with regard to care provided by nursing homes. Our study investigated quality of nursing home care in Taiwan using resident satisfaction and clinical outcomes as indicators.
We randomly recruited 306 residents in 13 nursing homes and assessed them at initial, 3, 6, and 12-months follow-up. The outcomes of the nursing home care in the 12-month follow-up period showed significant decreases in pressure sores and moderate satisfaction of nursing home care, but increases in physical restraints and psychological loneliness. Study results suggest that longterm nursing home care may improve residents' quality of life. However, to achieve this, nursing homes must provide improved psychological support for residents and decrease the use ofphysical
restraints.
Language eng
Field of Research 111718 Residential Client Care
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2003, Lippincott Willimas & Wilkins
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30006593

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences
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