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Early detection and prevention of elder abuse and neglect in family care giving : Development of the PURFAM assessment.
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PMID:  23344219     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
The purpose of the PURFAM ("potentials and risk factors of family caregiving for older people") project is to support staff members of home care services in preventing elder abuse by facilitating an assessment instrument for early recognition and a standard for action. During a pilot phase of the project nursing staff of home services were presented with training sessions in which the use of the PURFAM assessment was introduced using concrete examples from routine daily work. The article describes the development of the PURFAM assessment and its first evaluation by staff members of nursing home services. The preliminary results indicate a high practicability und acceptance of the instrument by staff members. The sustainability of PURFAM is yet to be tested using the data of the still ongoing main part of the evaluation.
S Heidenblut; C Schacke; S Zank
Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2013-1-25
Journal Detail:
Title:  Zeitschrift fur Gerontologie und Geriatrie     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1435-1269     ISO Abbreviation:  Z Gerontol Geriatr     Publication Date:  2013 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-1-24     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9506215     Medline TA:  Z Gerontol Geriatr     Country:  -    
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Languages:  GER     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Lehrstuhl für rehabilitationswissenschaftliche Gerontologie, Universität zu Köln, Herbert-Lewin- Str. 2, 50931, Köln, Deutschland,
Vernacular Title:
Früherkennung und Prävention von Misshandlung und Vernachlässigung in der familialen Pflege : Die Entwicklung des PURFAM-Assessments.
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