Carers and the monitoring of psychogeriatric community teams.
To monitor key processes and outcomes in joint health and social services community psychogeriatric teams, from the perspective of principal carers of people with dementia.
Interview with carers six months after referral of the 39 community based people with dementia.
Overall 34 (87%) principal carers volunteered but 5 refused follow-up.
Two rural and two urban health and social services teams.
All were routine service teams, rather than run for research purposes.
District had relatively large long stay inpatient facility but low independent sector provision.
Main outcome measures
Measures included avoidable admissions, crises or untoward events, unmet needs, proportion of carers experiencing severe stress assessed on the General Health Questionnaire, the carer satisfaction with service elements.
Also comparison of carer and keyworker assessments of carer stress.
The majority of patients were female and few were under 75 years old. 93% were severely or totally impaired on the Activities of Daily Living problem score.
The principal carers were mostly spouses or children, 56% being female.
During the six month period from referral, keyworkers considered that there were 2 avoidable admissions and crisis or untoward events in 18 cases, the largest group being accidents (7).
Carers considered needs to be met in 44% of cases. (...)
Mots-clés Pascal : Psychiatrie communautaire, Traitement communautaire, Service santé, Services sociaux, Démence sénile, Personnel sanitaire, Aidant, Organisation santé, Royaume Uni, Europe, Vieillard, Homme, Système nerveux pathologie, Système nerveux central pathologie, Encéphale pathologie, Maladie dégénérative
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Community psychiatry, Community treatment, Health service, Social assistance, Senile dementia, Health staff, Caregiver, Public health organization, United Kingdom, Europe, Elderly, Human, Nervous system diseases, Central nervous system disease, Cerebral disorder, Degenerative disease
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 97-0078974
Code Inist : 002B18H05B. Création : 21/05/1997.