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Evaluating the impact of a home-based rehabilitation service on older people and their caregivers: a matched-control quasi-experimental study

Overview of attention for article published in Clinical Interventions in Aging, September 2018
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  • In the top 25% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
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  • Good Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (68th percentile)

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Title
Evaluating the impact of a home-based rehabilitation service on older people and their caregivers: a matched-control quasi-experimental study
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Clinical Interventions in Aging, September 2018
DOI 10.2147/cia.s172871
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Iris Fung-Kam Lee, Felix Ngok Yau, Sally Suk-Ha Yim, Diana Tze-Fan Lee

Abstract

Previous studies evaluating home-based rehabilitation service (HBRS) merely focused on the period immediately after the patients' discharge from hospitals. The present study focuses on HBRS that covers clients who have not been recently hospitalized. HBRS aims to meet older clients' rehabilitation needs and support their caregivers in the community. This study intended to evaluate the impact of HBRS on the older clients' health outcomes and hospital services utilization, and caregivers' strain in providing care for clients. This study used a matched-control quasi-experimental design with a 3-month follow-up to evaluate HBRS. The health outcome measures used for the older clients included Elderly Mobility Scale, Timed Up and Go test, Modified Barthel Index, Lawton's Instrumental Activities of Daily Living Scale, Mini-Mental State Examination, and World Health Organization Quality of Life Scale, Short Form, Hong Kong version (WHOQOL-BREF [HK]). Meanwhile, the Caregiver Strain Index was used to measure the caregivers' caregiving strain. Data on clients' hospital services utilization 3 and 6 months before and after the study were also collected and evaluated. The final sample consisted of 122 pairs of older clients and caregivers who live in a community in Hong Kong. In the follow-up after 3 months, the intervention group showed immensely substantial improvements across all the health outcome measures compared with the control group. The intervention group also demonstrated substantial reduction in the clients' hospital services utilization compared with the control group. However, no significant differences in the clients' hospital services utilization exist between the two groups in the follow-up after 6 months. HBRS of this study is an effective intervention service to improve health outcomes and reduce hospital services utilization among older people living in the community. Moreover, HBRS of this study was effective in reducing the caregivers' caregiving strain.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 12 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 4 33%
Student > Ph. D. Student 1 8%
Student > Bachelor 1 8%
Researcher 1 8%
Professor > Associate Professor 1 8%
Other 0 0%
Unknown 4 33%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Nursing and Health Professions 5 42%
Unspecified 1 8%
Neuroscience 1 8%
Medicine and Dentistry 1 8%
Unknown 4 33%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 6. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 14 September 2018.
All research outputs
#2,702,300
of 12,639,455 outputs
Outputs from Clinical Interventions in Aging
#301
of 1,298 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#74,035
of 267,250 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Clinical Interventions in Aging
#6
of 19 outputs
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