Identification of older hospitalised patients at risk for functional decline, a study to compare the predictive values of three screening instruments

Authors Bianca Buurman , Sophia de Rooij , Johanna Korevaar , Marieke Schuurmans , Jita Hoogerduijn
Published in Journal of Clinical Nursing
Publication date 2010
Research groups Proactive care for elderly people living at home
Type Article

Summary

After being hospitalised, 30–60% of older patients experience a decline in functioning, resulting in a decreased quality of life and autonomy. The objective of this study was to establish a screening instrument for identifying older hospitalised patients at risk for functional decline by comparing the predictive values of three screening instruments: identification of seniors at risk, care complexity prediction instrument and hospital admission risk profile.

Language English
Published in Journal of Clinical Nursing
Year and volume 19 9/10
Key words geriatrie, Ouderenzorg, functieverlies
Page range 1219-1225

Proactive care for elderly people living at home