A profile of hospice-at-home physiotherapy for community-dwelling palliative care patients.

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/271659
Title:
A profile of hospice-at-home physiotherapy for community-dwelling palliative care patients.
Authors:
Cobbe, Sinead; Nugent, Kathy; Real, Shirley; Slattery, Sinead; Lynch, Margaret
Affiliation:
Milford Care Centre, Castletroy, Limerick, Ireland. sineadcobbe@gmail.com
Citation:
A profile of hospice-at-home physiotherapy for community-dwelling palliative care patients. 2013, 19 (1):39-45 Int J Palliat Nurs
Journal:
International journal of palliative nursing
Issue Date:
Jan-2013
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/271659
PubMed ID:
23354432
Abstract:
To profile a specialised palliative care physiotherapy service to community-dwelling patients.; Retrospective audit.; Milford Care Centre, Limerick, Ireland.; Patients referred to hospice-at-home physiotherapy during September 2010-February 2011.; Edmonton Functional Assessment Tool (EFAT-2).; 165 patients were referred, of whom 90% had cancer. Nurses referred 120 (73%). Referrals appeared to be increased by the presence of physiotherapists in the nursing bases. No asssessment was conducted for 55 referrals (33%), mainly owing to clinical deterioration. The remaining 110 patients were assessed, with 47 (43%) being contacted within 2 days of referral (mean 4 days, standard deviation 4.2, range 0-21 days). Physical function ranged from 0-18 (median 7, mode 4) on the EFAT-2 scale. The most commonly used treatments were exercises and advice/education.; Referrals to the at-home physiotherapy service are heavily dependent on nurses and their understanding of the physiotherapy role. Patients tended to be relatively high functioning and tolerated numerous interventions.
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
Description:
AIM: To profile a specialised palliative care physiotherapy service to community-dwelling patients. DESIGN: Retrospective audit. SETTING: Milford Care Centre, Limerick, Ireland. PARTICIPANTS: Patients referred to hospice-at-home physiotherapy during September 2010-February 2011. OUTCOME MEASURE: Edmonton Functional Assessment Tool (EFAT-2). RESULTS: 165 patients were referred, of whom 90% had cancer. Nurses referred 120 (73%). Referrals appeared to be increased by the presence of physiotherapists in the nursing bases. No asssessment was conducted for 55 referrals (33%), mainly owing to clinical deterioration. The remaining 110 patients were assessed, with 47 (43%) being contacted within 2 days of referral (mean 4 days, standard deviation 4.2, range 0-21 days). Physical function ranged from 0-18 (median 7, mode 4) on the EFAT-2 scale. The most commonly used treatments were exercises and advice/education. CONCLUSION: Referrals to the at-home physiotherapy service are heavily dependent on nurses and their understanding of the physiotherapy role. Patients tended to be relatively high functioning and tolerated numerous interventions.
Keywords:
PHYSIOTHERAPY; COMMUNITY CARE; PALLIATIVE CARE
ISSN:
1357-6321

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dc.contributor.authorCobbe, Sineaden_GB
dc.contributor.authorNugent, Kathyen_GB
dc.contributor.authorReal, Shirleyen_GB
dc.contributor.authorSlattery, Sineaden_GB
dc.contributor.authorLynch, Margareten_GB
dc.date.accessioned2013-03-11T12:40:11Z-
dc.date.available2013-03-11T12:40:11Z-
dc.date.issued2013-01-
dc.identifier.citationA profile of hospice-at-home physiotherapy for community-dwelling palliative care patients. 2013, 19 (1):39-45 Int J Palliat Nursen_GB
dc.identifier.issn1357-6321-
dc.identifier.pmid23354432-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/271659-
dc.descriptionAIM: To profile a specialised palliative care physiotherapy service to community-dwelling patients. DESIGN: Retrospective audit. SETTING: Milford Care Centre, Limerick, Ireland. PARTICIPANTS: Patients referred to hospice-at-home physiotherapy during September 2010-February 2011. OUTCOME MEASURE: Edmonton Functional Assessment Tool (EFAT-2). RESULTS: 165 patients were referred, of whom 90% had cancer. Nurses referred 120 (73%). Referrals appeared to be increased by the presence of physiotherapists in the nursing bases. No asssessment was conducted for 55 referrals (33%), mainly owing to clinical deterioration. The remaining 110 patients were assessed, with 47 (43%) being contacted within 2 days of referral (mean 4 days, standard deviation 4.2, range 0-21 days). Physical function ranged from 0-18 (median 7, mode 4) on the EFAT-2 scale. The most commonly used treatments were exercises and advice/education. CONCLUSION: Referrals to the at-home physiotherapy service are heavily dependent on nurses and their understanding of the physiotherapy role. Patients tended to be relatively high functioning and tolerated numerous interventions.en_GB
dc.description.abstractTo profile a specialised palliative care physiotherapy service to community-dwelling patients.-
dc.description.abstractRetrospective audit.-
dc.description.abstractMilford Care Centre, Limerick, Ireland.-
dc.description.abstractPatients referred to hospice-at-home physiotherapy during September 2010-February 2011.-
dc.description.abstractEdmonton Functional Assessment Tool (EFAT-2).-
dc.description.abstract165 patients were referred, of whom 90% had cancer. Nurses referred 120 (73%). Referrals appeared to be increased by the presence of physiotherapists in the nursing bases. No asssessment was conducted for 55 referrals (33%), mainly owing to clinical deterioration. The remaining 110 patients were assessed, with 47 (43%) being contacted within 2 days of referral (mean 4 days, standard deviation 4.2, range 0-21 days). Physical function ranged from 0-18 (median 7, mode 4) on the EFAT-2 scale. The most commonly used treatments were exercises and advice/education.-
dc.description.abstractReferrals to the at-home physiotherapy service are heavily dependent on nurses and their understanding of the physiotherapy role. Patients tended to be relatively high functioning and tolerated numerous interventions.-
dc.language.isoenen
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to International journal of palliative nursingen_GB
dc.subjectPHYSIOTHERAPYen_GB
dc.subjectCOMMUNITY CAREen_GB
dc.subjectPALLIATIVE CAREen_GB
dc.titleA profile of hospice-at-home physiotherapy for community-dwelling palliative care patients.en_GB
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentMilford Care Centre, Castletroy, Limerick, Ireland. sineadcobbe@gmail.comen_GB
dc.identifier.journalInternational journal of palliative nursingen_GB
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