Assessment of nursing home residents in Europe: the Services and Health for Elderly in Long TERm care (SHELTER) study

Graziano Onder, Rosa Liperoti, Francesco Landi, Roberto Bernabei, Matteo Tosato, I Carpenter, H Finne Soveri, J Gindin, D Frijters, Jc Henrard, T Nikolaus, E Topinkova

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Abstract

Aims of the present study are the following: 1. to describe the rationale and methodology of the Services and Health for Elderly in Long TERm care (SHELTER) study, a project funded by the European Union, aimed at implementing the interRAI instrument for Long Term Care Facilities (interRAI LTCF) as a tool to assess and gather uniform information about nursing home (NH) residents across different health systems in European countries; 2. to present the results about the test-retest and inter-rater reliability of the interRAI LTCF instrument translated into the languages of participating countries; 3 to illustrate the characteristics of NH residents at study entry.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5-5
Number of pages1
JournalBMC Health Services Research
Volume12
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012

Keywords

  • Activities of Daily Living
  • Aged, 80 and over
  • Cognition Disorders
  • Cross-Cultural Comparison
  • Disabled Persons
  • Europe
  • European Union
  • Female
  • Geriatric Assessment
  • Homes for the Aged
  • Humans
  • Long-Term Care
  • Male
  • Nursing Homes
  • Reproducibility of Results
  • Translations

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