Effects of case management on quality of life were tested with 57 home care patients with AIDS, randomly assigning individuals to either usual care or case-managed care over the duration of home services (ranging from 5 days to over 2 years).
Participants were primarily male (93%), white (79%), and never married (82%). Quality of life was measured monthly using the Quality of Well-Being Index (QWB).
Case-managed patients showed advantages over the usual care group in descriptive analyses of quality of life and survival.
Large standard deviations in the QWB scores resulting from high fatality among subjects impeded statistical analyses of effects.
Mots-clés Pascal : Nursing, Qualité vie, Homme, SIDA, Soin, A domicile, Infirmier, Suivi malade, Soins intégrés, Virose, Infection, Immunopathologie, Immunodéficit
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Nursing, Quality of life, Human, AIDS, Care, At home, Nurse, Managed care, Viral disease, Infection, Immunopathology, Immune deficiency
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