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ERIC Number: EJ807019
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 65
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1049-7315
Improving Older Adults' Functional Ability through Service Use in a Home Care Program in Hong Kong
Cheung, Chau-kiu; Ngan, Raymond Man-hung
Research on Social Work Practice, v15 n3 p154-164 2005
Objective: Despite past findings about the contribution of home care services to older users' functional ability, the effective processes and components of the services are not transparent. Such processes appear to rely on the actual use of component services of the home care program. Method: The study gathered 116 observations during 2 years concerning 49 home care service users in Hong Kong. Results: The study shows that an older user maintained better functional ability with a longer time of using a home care program in Hong Kong using the service. The time effect, in turn, was primarily due to the increased use of seven services provided by the program. Among the service components, the home-nursing services generated a unique contribution to the user's functional ability, with its prior score controlled. Conclusions: Multidisciplinary services under case management underpin an effective home care program. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Hong Kong