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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
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.
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,
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