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  1. Profiling the care needs of the population with dementia : A survey in central Scotland.

    Article - En anglais

    Objective

    To demonstrate a low-cost method of producing local information for dementia service planning.

    Design

    (I) Multiservice census. (2) Stratified random sample survey (stratified by setting) to assess needs.

    Setting

    All community and institutional settings in Forth Valley Health Board area.

    Participants

    (I) People age 65+defined by health and social care professionals as having'problems of memory/confusion (as is caused by dementia)' (N=2060). (2) As (I) excluding those with score<2 on Levin's checklist and no relevant known diagnosis (N=286).

    Main outcome measures

    Coverage of population with dementia against EURODEM prevalence.

    Place of residence of sufferers.

    Level of care needs.

    Main results

    Identified population, pro-rating for identifiable non-response, accounted for 78% of EURODEM prevalence.

    Assuming unidentified 22% to live at home, 45% of total population with dementia were in some form of institutional care.

    Survey demonstrated high levels of need in local population with dementia known to services.

    Assistance was required more than once a day with mobility by 48%, personal care by 60%, domestic tasks by 75% and because of behavioural problems by 57%. Assistance was required at night by 59% because of personal care needs and by 54% because of behaviour problems.

    Conclusion

    The value of a broad-based survey'snapshot'across the range of settings was confirmed. (...)

    Mots-clés Pascal : Enquête, Ecosse, Grande Bretagne, Royaume Uni, Europe, Besoin, Service santé, Utilisation, Démence, Vieillard, Homme, Encéphale pathologie, Système nerveux central pathologie, Système nerveux pathologie, Maladie dégénérative

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Survey, Scotland, Great Britain, United Kingdom, Europe, Need, Health service, Use, Dementia, Elderly, Human, Cerebral disorder, Central nervous system disease, Nervous system diseases, Degenerative disease

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 97-0407994

    Code Inist : 002B18E. Création : 19/12/1997.