Effective arguments have been made for the importance of expanded attention to understanding how family preferences influence decisions to choose long-term care.
The effects of preference on the utilization of long-term care deserve further research, especially on a longitudinal basis.
The family members of 582 first-time stroke patients from the neurology departments of four teaching hospitals in Taiwan were categorized into two groups based on their attitudes toward type of long-term care, i.e., a preference for nursing home care (n1=324) or a preference for home care (n2=258).
The consistency rate between preference and utilization of the type of long-term care was estimated by the division of number of families preferring one type of long-term care by the number of families actually utilizing the services preferred.
Results indicated that the consistency rate for those with nursing home preference was 8.3% while the consistency rate for those with home care preference was 94.2%. Accessibility of nursing home facilities near family residences was significantly associated with whether those preferring nursing home services actually utilized them, and the odds ratio was 20.8. The family manpower available for caregiving at home was tremendously associated with whether families utilized home care when home care was preferred ; the odds ratio was 33.3. (...)
Mots-clés Pascal : Accident cérébrovasculaire, Survivant, Service santé, Soin, Long terme, Utilisation, Attitude, Milieu familial, Aidant, Evaluation, Préférence, Homme, Taiwan, Asie, Système nerveux pathologie, Système nerveux central pathologie, Encéphale pathologie, Cérébrovasculaire pathologie, Appareil circulatoire pathologie, Vaisseau sanguin pathologie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Stroke, Survivor, Health service, Care, Long term, Use, Attitude, Family environment, Caregiver, Evaluation, Preference, Human, Taiwan, Asia, Nervous system diseases, Central nervous system disease, Cerebral disorder, Cerebrovascular disease, Cardiovascular disease, Vascular disease
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 98-0511211
Code Inist : 002B17C. Création : 23/03/1999.