A continuum of care for frail elderly people

Creator/Principal investigator(s):

Katarina Wilhelmson - University of Gothenburg, Institute of Neuroscience and Physiology

Synneve Dahlin-Ivanoff - University of Gothenburg, Institute of Neuroscience and Physiology

Description:

The intervention “A continuum of care for frail elderly people” takes place in the municipality of Mölndal, Sweden, including municipal health and social care, the hospital of Mölndal, and primary care. The study has a descriptive analytical and experimental design. The intervention is performed as a randomised controlled trial. The participants were randomised to two study arms, one intervention group and one control group.

Intervention group: The intervention includes an early geriatric assessment, early family support, a case manager in the community with a multi-professional team and the involvement of the elderly people and their relatives in the planning process.
Control group: The control group received conventional care and follow up.

The study group included 161 elderly people who sought care at the emergency department at Mölndal Hospital during the period October 2008 to June 2010 and who were discharged to their own homes in the municipality of Mölndal. Inclusion criteria were age 80 and older or 65 to 79 with at least one chronic disease and dependent in at least one activity

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Creator/Principal investigator(s):

Katarina Wilhelmson - University of Gothenburg, Institute of Neuroscience and Physiology

Synneve Dahlin-Ivanoff - University of Gothenburg, Institute of Neuroscience and Physiology

Identifiers:

SND-ID: EXT 0134

Purpose:

The overall aim of the study was to implement the intervention and thereby create a continuum of care for frail elderly people, from the emergency ward to their own homes, resulting in a better quality of care and higher cost-effectiveness. Another aim was to study the implementation process of the intervention programme.

Description:

The intervention “A continuum of care for frail elderly people” takes place in the municipality of Mölndal, Sweden, including municipal health and social care, the hospital of Mölndal, and primary care. The study has a descriptive analytical and experimental design. The intervention is performed as a randomised controlled trial. The participants were randomised to two study arms, one intervention group and one control group.

Intervention group: The intervention includes an early geriatric assessment, early family support, a case manager in the community with a multi-professional team and the involvement of the elderly people and their relatives in the planning process.
Control group: The control group received conventional care and follow up.

The study group included 161 elderly people who sought care at the emergency department at Mölndal Hospital during the period October 2008 to June 2010 and who were discharged to their own homes in the municipality of Mölndal. Inclusion criteria were age 80 and older or 65 to 79 with at least one chronic disease and dependent in at least one activity

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Time period(s) investigated:

2008-10 — 2011-07

Geographic spread:

Geographic description: Mölndal municipality

Population:

The population is based on elderly people who sought care at the emergency department at Mölndal Hospital during the period October 2008 to June 2010 and who were discharged to their own homes in the municipality of Mölndal.

Sampling procedure:

Probability

The participants were recruited at the emergency wards at Mölndal Hospital. Inclusion criteria were age 80 and older or 65 to 79 with at least one chronic disease and dependent in at least one activity of daily living. Exclusion criteria were acute severe illness with immediate need of assessment and treatment by a physician (within ten minutes), dementia (or severe cognitive impairment), and palliative care.

The nurse with geriatric competence screened most of the patients during her work shift to see if they fulfilled the inclusion criteria. If so, the nurse informed about the study both verbally and in writing. The information included a description of the study, how it would be conducted and what was expected of people who agreed to participate. There were opportunities to ask questions if anything was unclear. It was stressed, both in the verbal and the written information that participation was voluntarily. Of all those invited to participate, 17 were invited by letter, as they had been discharged before the nurse was able to ask them. People who accepted to participate in the study wer

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Ethics Review:

Gothenburg —413-08

Contact person for questions about the data:

Katarina Wilhelmson

Publications

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Wilhelmson K, Duner A, Eklund K, Gosman-Hedström G, Blomberg S, Hasson H, Gustafsson H, Landahl S, Dahlin-Ivanoff S. Design of a randomized controlled study of a multi-professional and multidimensional intervention targeting frail elderly people. BMC Geriatr. 2011 May 14;11:24. doi: 10.1186/1471-2318-11-24.
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Ebrahimi Z, Dahlin-Ivanoff S, Ekund K, Jakobsson A, Wilhelmson K. Self-rated health and health strengthens factors in community living frail elders. Accepted for publication in Journal of Advanced Nursing.

Ottenvall-Hammar I, Ekelund C, Wilhelmson K, Eklund K. Impact on Participation and Autonomy for older persons and its Validity and Reliability. In press Health Psychology Research. Doi 10.4081/hpr.2014.1825

Bångsbo A, Dunér A, Lidén E. Patient participation in the discharge planning conference. Int J Integr Care. 2014 Nov 6;14:e030.
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Berglund H, Hasson H, Kjellgren K, Wilhelmson K. Effects of a continuum of care intervention on frail older persons' life satisfaction: a randomized controlled study. J Clin Nurs. 2014 Oct 8. doi: 10.1111/jocn.12699.

Dunér A. Care planning and decision making in teams in Swedish elderly care - a study of interprofessional collaboration and professional boundaries. J Interprof Care. 2013 May;27(3):246-53. doi: 10.3109/13561820.2012.757730.

Berglund H, Blomberg S, Dunér A, Kjellgren K (accepted) Organizing integrated care for older persons: strategies in Sweden during the past decade. Journal of Health Organization and Management.

Eklund K, Wilhelmson K, Gustafsson H, Landahl S, Dahlin-Ivanoff S. One-year outcome of frailty indicators and activities of daily living following the randomised controlled trial: "Continuum of care for frail older people". BMC Geriatr. 2013 Jul 22;13:76. doi: 10.1186/1471-2318-13-76.
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Ebrahimi Z, Wilhelmson K, Eklund K, Moore CD, Jakobsson A Health despite frailty: exploring influences on frail older adults' experiences of health. Geriatr Nurs. 2013 Jul-Aug;34(4):289-94. doi: 10.1016/j.gerinurse.2013.04.008.

Ekelund, C, Dahlin-Ivanoff, S, Eklund, K. Self-determination and older people--a concept analysis. Scand J Occup Ther. 2014 Mar;21(2):116-24. doi: 10.3109/11038128.2013.853832.

Berglund H, Wilhelmson K, Blomberg S, Dunér A, Kjellgren K, Hasson H. Older people's views of quality of care: a randomised controlled study of continuum of care. J Clin Nurs. 2013 Oct;22(19-20):2934-44. doi: 10.1111/jocn.12276.

Berglund H, Dunér A, Blomberg S, Kjellgren K. Care planning at home: a way to increase the influence of older people? Int J Integr Care. 2012 Aug 10;12:e134.
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Ebrahimi Z, Wilhelmson K, Moore CD, Jakobsson A. Frail elders' experiences with and perceptions of health. Qual Health Res. 2012 Nov;22(11):1513-23. doi: 10.1177/1049732312457246.

Dunér A, Blomberg S, Hasson H. Implementing a continuum of care model for older people-results from a Swedish case study. Int J Integr Care. 2011 Oct;11:e136. Epub 2011 Nov 18.

Wilhelmson K, Eklund K, Gustafsson H, Larsson A-C, Landahl S, Dahlin-Ivanoff S. Skörhet bra begrepp för att hitta äldre stort behov av vård och omsorg. Läkartidningen 2012; 109 (16): 826-827.

Wilhelmson K, Dunér A, Eklund K, Gosman-Hedström, G, Gustafsson H, Dahlin-Ivanoff S. Bättre vård och omsorg för multisjuka äldre kräver samverkan och ansvariga vårdgivare. Läkartidningen 2009; 48: 3273-4.

Fornazar R, Spak F, Dahlin-Ivanoff S, Wilhelmson K. Alcohol consumption among the oldest old and how it changes during two years. ISRN Geriatrics 2013. Article ID 671218, 10 pages. doi:10.1155/2013/671218.

Wilhelmson K, Fritzell E, Eklund K, Dahlin-Ivanoff S. Life satisfaction and frailty among older adults. Health Psychology Research 2013 1 (3): 167-172. doi: 10.4081/hpr.2013.e32
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Ottenvall Hammar I, Dahlin-Ivanoff S, Wilhelmson K, Eklund K. Shifting between self-governing and being governed: a qualitative study of older persons' self-determination. BMC Geriatrics 2014,14:126 doi:10.1186/1471-2318-14-126.

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A continuum of care for frail elderly people

Description:

The dataset includes the participants in the intervention group and the control group, a total of 161 participants. The baseline intervention was carried out between October 2008 and June 2010, and follow ups at 3, 6 and 12 months.

Data format / data structure:

Numeric

Data collection:

Mode of collection: Face-to-face interview

Time period(s) for data collection: 2008-10 — 2011-07

Source of the data: Population group

Mode of collection: Physical measurements and tests

Time period(s) for data collection: 2008-10 — 2011-07

Source of the data: Population group

Mode of collection: Observation

Time period(s) for data collection: 2008-10 — 2011-07

Source of the data: Population group

Time period(s) investigated:

2008-10 — 2011-07

Number of individuals/objects:

161