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Preventive home visits – a chance for older people to stay at home as long as possible

  • Introduction: Due to demographic change and lack of health care personnel new solutions like preventive home visits (PHV) are necessary. PHV reduces the risk of long-term care and therefore, enables older people to live in their home as long as possible. Aim of the study: The aim of this study is to analyse the acceptance of PHV and the effect of PHV on health status of the older people. Methods: In this mixed method study PHV as a nursing intervention will be offered to people older than 65 years, not yet eligible for benefits from the long-term care insurance and living in Emlichheim, a region in the northwestern part of Lower Saxony. A sample of 75 people is determined. The health status will be recorded with the Short Form 12 questionnaire. Fifteen semi-structured interviews will be performed to investigate acceptance of the PHV intervention. Quantitative data will be analysed using inferential statistics, qualitative data will be analysed using content analysis. Ethical approval has been obtained. Results: It is expected that the findings of this study complete current knowledge about the concept of PHV. Practical relevance: This study is of high practical relevance, because additional insights of acceptance might enable the adaption of the PHV concept. Furthermore, increased knowledge and motivation for preventive behaviour of the older people is anticipated in order to extend their autonomy. The results of this study could contribute to the implementation of PHV in Germany, especially in rural areas. It tends to allow a self-determined life in their familiar environment for the older people, as the biggest need of this group.

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Author:Britta BlotenbergORCiD, Stefanie SeelingORCiD, Andreas BüscherORCiDGND
Title (English):Preventive home visits – a chance for older people to stay at home as long as possible
Document Type:Conference Proceeding
Year of Completion:2018
Release Date:2018/07/23
Tag:preventive home visit
Präsentation im Rahmen der "17th European Doctoral Conference in Nursing Science", am 23. Juni 2018 in Maastricht, Niederlande
Faculties:Fakultät MKT / Institut für Duale Studiengänge
DDC classes:600 Technik, Medizin, angewandte Wissenschaften / 610 Medizin, Gesundheit
Review Status:Veröffentlichte Fassung/Verlagsversion