The National Single Assessment Tool (SAT): a pilot study in older persons care - survey results

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/299858
Title:
The National Single Assessment Tool (SAT): a pilot study in older persons care - survey results
Authors:
McDermott-Scales, L; Beaton, D; McMahon, F; Vereker, N; McCormack, B; Coen, RF; O’Keeffe, ST
Affiliation:
Health Service Executive (HSE)
Publisher:
Irish Medical Journal (IMJ)
Journal:
Irish Medical Journal (IMJ)
Issue Date:
Jul-2013
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/299858
Additional Links:
http://www.imj.ie/
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
Description:
Following a consultation and review process, the interRAI suite of assessment tools was chosen as the most suitable instrument for assessment of the care needs of older people in Ireland. We used previously validated questionnaires to examine the usability, practicality and acceptability of these tools to professionals, carers and clients in rural and urban acute, long-term care and community settings. Of the 45 professionals, 42-44 (93-98%) agreed or strongly agreed with 14 of 15 positive statements regarding the acceptability, clinical value and ease of use of the interRAI tools; 39 (87%) felt the terminology was consistent and familiar, although 35 (78%) felt some areas would require further explanation. Responses from carers (n=15) and clients (n=68) were similarly overwhelmingly positive regarding the experience of being assessed using these tools. These results support the clinical utility and practicality of using this approach to assess older people in Irish clinical practice.
Keywords:
OLDER PEOPLE; NEEDS ASSESSMENT

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorMcDermott-Scales, Len_GB
dc.contributor.authorBeaton, Den_GB
dc.contributor.authorMcMahon, Fen_GB
dc.contributor.authorVereker, Nen_GB
dc.contributor.authorMcCormack, Ben_GB
dc.contributor.authorCoen, RFen_GB
dc.contributor.authorO’Keeffe, STen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2013-08-26T15:55:39Z-
dc.date.available2013-08-26T15:55:39Z-
dc.date.issued2013-07-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/299858-
dc.descriptionFollowing a consultation and review process, the interRAI suite of assessment tools was chosen as the most suitable instrument for assessment of the care needs of older people in Ireland. We used previously validated questionnaires to examine the usability, practicality and acceptability of these tools to professionals, carers and clients in rural and urban acute, long-term care and community settings. Of the 45 professionals, 42-44 (93-98%) agreed or strongly agreed with 14 of 15 positive statements regarding the acceptability, clinical value and ease of use of the interRAI tools; 39 (87%) felt the terminology was consistent and familiar, although 35 (78%) felt some areas would require further explanation. Responses from carers (n=15) and clients (n=68) were similarly overwhelmingly positive regarding the experience of being assessed using these tools. These results support the clinical utility and practicality of using this approach to assess older people in Irish clinical practice.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherIrish Medical Journal (IMJ)en_GB
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.imj.ie/en_GB
dc.subjectOLDER PEOPLEen_GB
dc.subjectNEEDS ASSESSMENTen_GB
dc.titleThe National Single Assessment Tool (SAT): a pilot study in older persons care - survey resultsen_GB
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentHealth Service Executive (HSE)en_GB
dc.identifier.journalIrish Medical Journal (IMJ)en_GB
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