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Quality of life in nursing homes following the group-living principle : A pilot study measuring the quality of life from the subjective perspective of dependent-living elderly.
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PMID:  23340872     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
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BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to analyze the subjective quality of life in elderly people in nursing homes following the group-living principle. METHODS: The Nottingham Health Profile (NHP) was employed. A comparison with the German representative subsample of elderly living independently age-group over 75 was conducted. Psychometric properties and appropriateness were analyzed. RESULTS: The mean NHP scale scores suggest an acceptable perception of residents' quality of life (n = 145). Our findings indicate that with exception of the NHP scale physical mobility, the perceived quality of life of group-living nursing home residents and independently living elderly over 75 years (German reference values) are nearly on the same level. With the exception of the subscale social isolation, the results of the current study show that the NHP is suitable for assessing the subjective quality of life in nursing home environments. CONCLUSION: The results of the first pilot study in the research field of subjective quality of life in group-living nursing homes are presented. The study focused on very old people with age-specific reduced physical and mental abilities. The NHP should also be considered as a reliable, valid and useful alternative to resident satisfaction surveys.
Authors:
A Simon; M Berwig; S Heinrich
Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2013-1-24
Journal Detail:
Title:  Zeitschrift fur Gerontologie und Geriatrie     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1435-1269     ISO Abbreviation:  Z Gerontol Geriatr     Publication Date:  2013 Jan 
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Created Date:  2013-1-23     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  9506215     Medline TA:  Z Gerontol Geriatr     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Department of Applied Health Sciences, Department Business - Health Care Management, Baden-Wuerttemberg Cooperative State University Stuttgart, Paulinenstr. 50, 70174, Stuttgart, Germany, simon@dhbw-stuttgart.de.
Vernacular Title:
Lebensqualität in der stationären Pflege des Hausgemeinschaftskonzepts : Pilotstudie zur Messung der Lebensqualität aus der subjektiven Perspektive abhängig lebender Altenheimbewohner.
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