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Conference Paper: Quality Indicators of Nursing Homes in Hong Kong: Observations and Implications

TitleQuality Indicators of Nursing Homes in Hong Kong: Observations and Implications
Authors
KeywordsQuality of care
Nursing home
Hong Kong
Issue Date2013
PublisherEditions SERDI. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.springer.com/medicine/family/journal/12603
Citation
The 20th International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics (IAGG 2013) World Congress of Gerontology and Geriatrics, Seoul, Korea, 23-27 June 2013. In Journal of Nutrition, Health and Aging, 2013, v. 17 suppl. 1, p. S158, abstract no. SS25 206-R-1 How to Cite?
AbstractIntroduction : Nursing homes in Hong Kong play a significant role in helping frail older adults with their nursing, personal, and social needs. Ever since 2000, seven nursing homes in Hong Kong have been conducting assessments of their residents on an annual basis by using the Chinese version of the Minimum Data Set - Nursing Home (MDSHN) 2.0. The present study aimed at examining the care quality of nursing homes by using quality indicators (NHQIs). Method : Data from residents from seven nursing homes were assessed with MDSNH2.0 (a total of 8204 assessments) and then used to calculate a series of quality indicators as guided by the MDS2.0 manual. Results : Areas that recorded comparatively low prevalence of NHQIs included new fractures (0.53%), symptoms of depression without antidepressant therapy (1.02%), fecal impaction (0.65%), urinary tract infection (0.81%), dehydration (0.06%), hypnotic use more than two times in the last week (2.68%), and low-risk residents with pressure ulcers (0.84%). Areas that recorded comparatively high prevalence of NHQIs included occasional or frequent bladder or bowel incontinence without a toileting plan (78.9%), little or no activity (27.4%), moderate to severe pain (27.0%), low-risk residents who lost control of their bowels or bladders (26.7%), use of nine or more different medications (18.6%), and residents who have become more depressed or anxious (18.5%). Conclusion : Findings of the present study showed both merits and weakness of care provided by nursing homes. Discussion will be made corresponding to areas of care that showed needs of improvement.
DescriptionConference Theme: Digital Ageing: A New Horizon for Health Care and Active Ageing
Oral Communications Session: Quality Management of Long-Term Care Facilities In Asia
The abstract can be viewed at: http://www.iagg.info/sub06_02_Abstract.php
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/201430
ISSN
2015 Impact Factor: 3.199
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.919

 

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dc.contributor.authorLou, VWen_US
dc.contributor.authorKwan, CWen_US
dc.contributor.authorChi, Ien_US
dc.date.accessioned2014-08-21T07:27:22Z-
dc.date.available2014-08-21T07:27:22Z-
dc.date.issued2013en_US
dc.identifier.citationThe 20th International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics (IAGG 2013) World Congress of Gerontology and Geriatrics, Seoul, Korea, 23-27 June 2013. In Journal of Nutrition, Health and Aging, 2013, v. 17 suppl. 1, p. S158, abstract no. SS25 206-R-1en_US
dc.identifier.issn1279-7707-
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dc.descriptionConference Theme: Digital Ageing: A New Horizon for Health Care and Active Ageing-
dc.descriptionOral Communications Session: Quality Management of Long-Term Care Facilities In Asia-
dc.descriptionThe abstract can be viewed at: http://www.iagg.info/sub06_02_Abstract.php-
dc.description.abstractIntroduction : Nursing homes in Hong Kong play a significant role in helping frail older adults with their nursing, personal, and social needs. Ever since 2000, seven nursing homes in Hong Kong have been conducting assessments of their residents on an annual basis by using the Chinese version of the Minimum Data Set - Nursing Home (MDSHN) 2.0. The present study aimed at examining the care quality of nursing homes by using quality indicators (NHQIs). Method : Data from residents from seven nursing homes were assessed with MDSNH2.0 (a total of 8204 assessments) and then used to calculate a series of quality indicators as guided by the MDS2.0 manual. Results : Areas that recorded comparatively low prevalence of NHQIs included new fractures (0.53%), symptoms of depression without antidepressant therapy (1.02%), fecal impaction (0.65%), urinary tract infection (0.81%), dehydration (0.06%), hypnotic use more than two times in the last week (2.68%), and low-risk residents with pressure ulcers (0.84%). Areas that recorded comparatively high prevalence of NHQIs included occasional or frequent bladder or bowel incontinence without a toileting plan (78.9%), little or no activity (27.4%), moderate to severe pain (27.0%), low-risk residents who lost control of their bowels or bladders (26.7%), use of nine or more different medications (18.6%), and residents who have become more depressed or anxious (18.5%). Conclusion : Findings of the present study showed both merits and weakness of care provided by nursing homes. Discussion will be made corresponding to areas of care that showed needs of improvement.-
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherEditions SERDI. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.springer.com/medicine/family/journal/12603-
dc.relation.ispartofJournal of Nutrition, Health and Agingen_US
dc.rightsThe original publication is available at www.springerlink.com-
dc.subjectQuality of care-
dc.subjectNursing home-
dc.subjectHong Kong-
dc.titleQuality Indicators of Nursing Homes in Hong Kong: Observations and Implicationsen_US
dc.typeConference_Paperen_US
dc.identifier.emailLou, VW: wlou@hku.hken_US
dc.identifier.emailKwan, CW: cwkwan@hku.hken_US
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dc.publisher.placeFranceen_US

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