Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/277274
Title:
Client outcomes in a community health setting
Author:
Ghaly, Marina Adele
Issue Date:
1990
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
A descriptive design was used to describe five client outcome scales as potential measures of quality care in home health care: discharge status, client satisfaction, medication adherence, general symptom distress and caregiver strain. The conceptual model used necessitated three separate samples: a discharged sample of 20 clients, an active client sample of 14 subjects and a caregiver sample of three subjects for a total of 37 subjects. Structured interviews and questionnaires were used; descriptive statistics were applied to scores. The most notable indicator of quality of care, the medication adherence scale, showed all clients taking medications as prescribed. The primary reason for discharge showed that the client could manage without further services. Clients reported that they were somewhat satisfied or very satisfied with services. Caregivers reported a low perceived level of stress. The scales measuring discharge status and symptom distress need further investigation to determine if they are true indicators of the concept of quality care.
Type:
text; Thesis-Reproduction (electronic)
Keywords:
Community health nursing.; Home care services.; Patient satisfaction.; Community health services for older people.
Degree Name:
M.S.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Graduate College; Nursing
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Sherman, Jacqueline Blank

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.titleClient outcomes in a community health settingen_US
dc.creatorGhaly, Marina Adeleen_US
dc.contributor.authorGhaly, Marina Adeleen_US
dc.date.issued1990en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractA descriptive design was used to describe five client outcome scales as potential measures of quality care in home health care: discharge status, client satisfaction, medication adherence, general symptom distress and caregiver strain. The conceptual model used necessitated three separate samples: a discharged sample of 20 clients, an active client sample of 14 subjects and a caregiver sample of three subjects for a total of 37 subjects. Structured interviews and questionnaires were used; descriptive statistics were applied to scores. The most notable indicator of quality of care, the medication adherence scale, showed all clients taking medications as prescribed. The primary reason for discharge showed that the client could manage without further services. Clients reported that they were somewhat satisfied or very satisfied with services. Caregivers reported a low perceived level of stress. The scales measuring discharge status and symptom distress need further investigation to determine if they are true indicators of the concept of quality care.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.subjectCommunity health nursing.en_US
dc.subjectHome care services.en_US
dc.subjectPatient satisfaction.en_US
dc.subjectCommunity health services for older people.en_US
thesis.degree.nameM.S.en_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineNursingen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorSherman, Jacqueline Blanken_US
dc.identifier.proquest1339911en_US
dc.identifier.oclc23715766en_US
dc.identifier.bibrecord.b17665735en_US
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