Medical screening of applicants to residential homes for older people has been shown to redirect inappropriate applications, although other outcomes have not been reported.
This study assessed 117 applicants, of whom 63%, were medically examined and offered medically directed interventions if indicated.
All applicants were then reassessed at 6 and 12 weeks.
No significant differences in survival, or changes in cognitive score, disability-, incontinence or self-reported health were found between intervention and control groups.
Intervention did redirect some applicants to more appropriate care and resulted in significantly greater improvements in morale.
Mots-clés Pascal : Etablissement troisième âge, Dépistage, Exploration, Etat sanitaire, Effet psychologique, Vieillard, Homme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Homes for the aged, Medical screening, Exploration, Health status, Psychological effect, Elderly, Human
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 94-0201351
Code Inist : 002B30A03B. Création : 199406.