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TitleDependents admitted to LTMU and ICCT: a comparative study on health condition evolution
Author(s)Pereira, Cidália Maria Baptista Coutinho
Guimarães, José
Oliveira, Mónica
Pereira, Vera
Ramos, Filipe
Petronilho, Fernando
KeywordsSelf-care
Podily processes
National Network of Integrated Continuous Care
Long Term and Maintenance Units
Integrated Continuous Care Teams
Issue dateSep-2016
PublisherElsevier España
JournalAtención Primaria
CitationPereira, C.; Guimarães, J.; Oliveira, M.; Pereira, V.; Ramos, F. & Petronilho, F. (2016). Dependents admitted to LTMU and ICCT: a comparative study on health condition evolution. Atención Primaria, 48(Espec Cong 1): p. 12.
Abstract(s)Introduction: The National Network of Integrated Continuous Care (NNICC) integrates a set of internment types and home support. The main objective is the provision of care for dependents and the training of family members to take care. Objective: Compare the health condition evolution among dependents admitted on the Long Term and Maintenance Units (LTMU) and the Integrated Continuous Care Teams (ICCT). Material and Methods: Exploratory study of quantitative profile with an inter-subject and intra-subject design. A sample of 466 cases: 241 admitted in 3 LTMU and 225 in 4 ICCT of Minho, Portugal. Was applied the form “Profile of dependents integrated in NNICC providers" in admission (A) and clinical discharge (D), for 1 year (between 2013 and 2014). Results: Dependents on the ICCT, are older, have longer dependency time and greater autonomy reconstruction potential; fewer deaths and fewer exacerbations. In LTMU there is a higher % of: pressure ulcers, joint stiffness and ineffective coughing. In an inter-subject evaluation, dependents on the ICCT are less dependent on self-care, in A [t (464) = - 5.573, p <.001], and D [t (232) = - 4.303, p <.001] ; lower bodily processes commitment either in A [t (464) = - 2.567], p = .011] and D [t (233) = - 2.009, p = .046]. In an intra-subject evaluation, on ICCT there are a higher number of cases with positive development between admission and discharge, on the dependency level and bodily processes commitment. Conclusion: The dependents accompanied by ICCT have better health condition and positive evolution compared to those admitted to LTMU.
TypeArticle
DescriptionCommunication included in symposium: National Network of Integrated Continuous Care: evolution of the dependents health profile. (3rd World Congress of Health Research) Symposium coordinator: Fernando Petronilho, Escola Superior de Enfermagem da Universidade do Minho, fpetronilho@ese.uminho.pt
URIhttp://hdl.handle.net/1822/42825
ISSN0212-6567
Publisher versionhttp://www.elsevier.es
Peer-Reviewedyes
AccessOpen access
Appears in Collections:ESE-CIE - Artigos em Revistas Internacionais / Papers in International Journals

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