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Currently submitted to: JMIR Rehabilitation and Assistive Technologies

Date Submitted: Aug 26, 2019
Open Peer Review Period: Aug 26, 2019 - Oct 21, 2019
(currently open for review)

A Study on the Needs of Aging Transformation for Disabled Elderly Based on the Home Care Model

  • Ning Sun; 
  • Laiyou Li; 
  • Xiaoxin Dong; 
  • Libo Yu; 
  • Jing Zhao; 
  • Yuchen Ying; 

ABSTRACT

Background:

The home environment is an important means of support for home-based care services. An aging home environment can help the elderly to maximize their self-care abilities and realize the full integration and utilization of the resources for elderly care. However, some home environments can no longer meet the needs of the elderly population

Objective:

To study the needs of disabled elderly with respect to aging transformation in 10 communities in Ningbo city, and to analyze the impact of personal data and dysfunction on aging transformation need

Methods:

A questionnaire survey was conducted to investigate 400 disabled elderly in 10 communities in Ningbo city, Zhejiang province, China from August 2018 to February 2019.

Results:

The proportion of disabled elderly with mild dysfunction was the highest (34.6%), followed by extremely mild (28.9%), moderate (19.5%), and severe (17.0%) dysfunction. The care needs of the disabled elderly with extremely mild and mild dysfunction mainly pertain to rest, the supporting environment, and the transformation of indoor activity spaces. The demand for care services among disabled elderly with moderate dysfunction mainly pertains to rest, bathing, and the renovation of toilet spaces. Factors influencing the scores of the aging transformation needs of the disabled elderly were dysfunction, age, monthly income, and living conditions (P<0.05).

Conclusions:

The proportion of people with mild dysfunction among the disabled elderly is the largest. The needs of the disabled elderly with different degrees of dysfunction vary. There are many factors that influence the needs of the disabled elderly in the community at large. These findings provide a scientific basis for the future community-specific targeted aging reform services for the disabled elderly. Clinical Trial: This study was approved by Ningbo College of health sciences (NBWY-030). Accesses :2017-08-06


 Citation

Please cite as:

Sun N, Li L, Dong X, Yu L, Zhao J, Ying Y

A Study on the Needs of Aging Transformation for Disabled Elderly Based on the Home Care Model

JMIR Preprints. 26/08/2019:16012

DOI: 10.2196/preprints.16012

URL: https://preprints.jmir.org/preprint/16012


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