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Effects of an Education Program for Frailty Prevention Using Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment among Visiting Nurses Noriko Yoshiyuki 1 , Ayumi Kono 1 1Graduate School of Nursing, Osaka City University Keyword: 訪問看護師 , 高齢者総合的機能評価(CGA) , 介護予防 , 教育プログラム , 虚弱高齢者 , visiting nurse , comprehensive geriatric assessment (CGA) , frailty prevention , education program , frail elderly pp.47-56
Published Date 2016/1/31
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 The objective of this study was to evaluate the effects of a comprehensive geriatric assessment (CGA) education program on visiting nurses' knowledge of aging, understanding of CGA, intention to practice CGA, motivation for frailty prevention, confidence in executing frailty prevention measures, and care strategies for frail elderly adults. A total of 81 visiting nurses were non-randomly assigned to the intervention (IG: n = 40) or the control group (CG: n = 41). The education program covered (1) frailty, (2) components of CGA, and (3) nursing approaches to frailty prevention. Participants' knowledge of aging, CGA understanding, CGA intentions, frailty prevention motivation, and frailty prevention confidence were measured via self-report questionnaires before and after the intervention. The frail elderly care strategies they employed were determined through their responses in post-intervention group discussions that pertained to a vignette of a frail elderly patient. The IG scores on CGA understanding, CGA intentions, frailty prevention motivation, and frailty prevention confidence increased after the intervention. Pre-post intervention changes significantly differed between groups for CGA understanding and intentions (p < .001 for both), and significant group by time interactions were found in frailty prevention motivation and confidence (p = .002, p < .001, respectively). The IG participants' descriptions of care strategies were more specific than the CG participants'. The results indicated that the CGA education program could effectively improve visiting nurses' CGA understanding, CGA intentions, frailty prevention motivation, and frailty prevention confidence, as well as the quality of their frail elderly care strategies.


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電子版ISSN 印刷版ISSN 1346-9665 日本老年看護学会

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