Does a functional activity programme improve function, quality of life, and falls for residents in long term care? Cluster randomised controlled trial
Kerse, Ngaire, Peri, Kathy, Robinson, Elizabeth, Wilkinson, Tim, van Randow, Martin, Kiata, Liz, Parsons, John, Latham, Nancy, Parsons, Matthew, Willingale, Jane, Brown, Paul, & Aroll, Bruce (2009) Does a functional activity programme improve function, quality of life, and falls for residents in long term care? Cluster randomised controlled trial. BMJ, 337(a1445).
Objective To assess the effectiveness of an activity programme in improving function, quality of life, and falls in older people in residential care. Design Cluster randomised controlled trial with one year follow-up. Setting 41low level dependency residential carehomes in New Zealand. Participants 682 people aged 65 years or over. Interventions 330 residents were offered a goal setting and individualised activities of daily living activity programme by a gerontology nurse, reinforced by usual healthcare assistants; 352 residents received social visits. Main outcome measures Function (late life function and disability instruments, elderly mobility scale, FICSIT-4
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|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Keywords:||aged care, physical activity, quality of life, falls, long term care, residents, rest homes|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > PUBLIC HEALTH AND HEALTH SERVICES (111700) > Aged Health Care (111702)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > PUBLIC HEALTH AND HEALTH SERVICES (111700) > Primary Health Care (111717)
|Divisions:||Current > Research Centres > Centre for Accident Research & Road Safety - Qld (CARRS-Q)
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > Schools > School of Psychology & Counselling
|Deposited On:||10 Oct 2013 05:24|
|Last Modified:||29 Oct 2013 04:50|
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