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  1. Use of the SF-36 to identify community dwelling rural elderly at risk for hospitalization.

    Article - En anglais

    The SF-36 has been identified as a generic measure of health-related quality of life outcomes which is not age, disease, or treatment specific and is deemed appropriate for monitoring the results of care as well as a measure of outcomes from the patient's perspective.

    The purpose of this study was to use the SF-36 to assess the general health status and health promotion activity of rural elderly 1 year following participation in a community-based health promotion project.

    Eighty participants from the original sample of 222 (190 community-based and 32 home-based) were contacted by telephone and the SF-36 was administered.

    Results found that 76% of the study participants were correctly predicted for past hospitalization.

    While this project studied elderly in a rural community, the administration of this instrument can be useful in identifying a variety of populations at risk for hospitalization.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Hospitalisation, Admission hôpital, Qualité vie, Santé, Echelle évaluation, Evaluation performance, Personne âgée, Homme, Zone rurale, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Hospitalization, Hospital admission, Quality of life, Health, Evaluation scale, Performance evaluation, Elderly, Human, Rural area, United States, North America, America

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

    Cote : 99-0349895

    Code Inist : 002B30A01A1. Création : 14/12/1999.