Objectives-To assess the effect of preventive home visits by public health nurses on the state of health of and use of services by elderly people living at home.
Design-Randomised controlled trial.
Setting-General population of elderly people in one of the southern regions of the Netherlands.
Subjects-580 subjects aged between 75 and 84 years randomly allocated to intervention (292) or control (288) group. interventions-Four visits a year over three years in intervention group.
Control group received no home visits.
Main outcome measures-Self rated health, functional state, well being, loneliness, aspects of the mental state (depressive complaints, memory disturbances), and mortality.
Use of services and costs.
Mots-clés Pascal : Vieillard, Homme, Prévention, Infirmier, Santé, Influence, Système santé, Visite, Domicile
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Elderly, Human, Prevention, Nurse, Health, Influence, Health system
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 93-0561153
Code Inist : 002B30A03B. Création : 199406.