Effect of the Japanese preventive-care version of the Minimum Data Set - Home Care on the health-related behaviors of community-dwelling, frail older adults and skills of preventive-care managers: A quasi-experimental study conducted in Japan

Ayumi Igarashi, Naoki Ikegami, Yukari Yamada, Noriko Yamamoto-Mitani

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Aim: To determine whether the Japanese preventive-care version of the Minimum Data Set-Home Care improves the health-related behaviors of older adults and the skills of preventive-care managers. Methods: Municipal preventive-care managers were instructed on the use of the Japanese preventive-care version of the Minimum Data Set - Home Care and asked to employ it in their interactions with clients during the intervention period (intervention group). The health-related behaviors of older adults (maintenance of self-care and consumption of a balanced diet) were assessed by self-rating methods. The skills of the preventive-care managers were assessed by considering the number of and variations in the needs of the clients, as reflected in the care plans formulated by the managers. Results: The clients' self-care levels were higher in the intervention group than in the control group (P < 0.05). A greater number of needs, as reflected in the care plans, were noted in the intervention group than in the control group (P < 0.05), and the variation in the assessed needs was greater in the former than in the latter. Conclusion: This study suggests that the Japanese preventive-care version of the Minimum Data Set - Home Care may improve the skills of preventive-care managers, and consequently, the health-related behaviors of frail older clients.

元の言語English
ページ(範囲)310-319
ページ数10
ジャーナルGeriatrics and Gerontology International
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発行部数3
DOI
出版物ステータスPublished - 2009 8 31

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health(social science)
  • Gerontology
  • Geriatrics and Gerontology

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