Demographic and health profile of older adults utilising public health nursing services in Ireland: Findings from The Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing (TILDA)

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/582359
Title:
Demographic and health profile of older adults utilising public health nursing services in Ireland: Findings from The Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing (TILDA)
Authors:
Murphy, Catriona
Publisher:
The Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing, Trinity College
Issue Date:
Jul-2015
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/582359
Item Type:
Study
Language:
en
Description:
The Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing (TILDA) is a longitudinal prospective study of adults aged 50 years and older living in the community in Ireland. Data were collected from 8,175 respondents in the first wave (2009-2011) and this group were followed up for interview again in the second wave (2012-2013). Face to face computer assisted interviews were carried out in the respondent’s home. Statistical weights were applied to the data to adjust for non-response to the survey. Detailed information on the methodology is provided elsewhere [1]. Public health nursing (PHN) services in Ireland incorporate the care provided by public health nurses and registered general nurses to individuals living in the community; the term “PHN service” will be used throughout this report. The PHN service is free at the point of access and available in all communities throughout Ireland. The service has responsibility for nursing services to children and families, school health and older persons. In addition to these core activities it has operational and strategic responsibility for the nursing element of other services including infection control, palliative care, home care assistance, home care packages, preschool services and traveller health services in the community [2]. This brief report will focus on utilisation of the PHN service by older adults (aged 50 years and older) in Ireland. The report examines the demographic and health profile of those utilising PHN services in the first wave of TILDA, their satisfaction with the service and the changing profile of service users between the first and second wave of the study.
Keywords:
OLDER PEOPLE; PUBLIC HEALTH NURSING

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorMurphy, Catrionaen
dc.date.accessioned2015-11-18T16:25:43Zen
dc.date.available2015-11-18T16:25:43Zen
dc.date.issued2015-07en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/582359en
dc.descriptionThe Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing (TILDA) is a longitudinal prospective study of adults aged 50 years and older living in the community in Ireland. Data were collected from 8,175 respondents in the first wave (2009-2011) and this group were followed up for interview again in the second wave (2012-2013). Face to face computer assisted interviews were carried out in the respondent’s home. Statistical weights were applied to the data to adjust for non-response to the survey. Detailed information on the methodology is provided elsewhere [1]. Public health nursing (PHN) services in Ireland incorporate the care provided by public health nurses and registered general nurses to individuals living in the community; the term “PHN service” will be used throughout this report. The PHN service is free at the point of access and available in all communities throughout Ireland. The service has responsibility for nursing services to children and families, school health and older persons. In addition to these core activities it has operational and strategic responsibility for the nursing element of other services including infection control, palliative care, home care assistance, home care packages, preschool services and traveller health services in the community [2]. This brief report will focus on utilisation of the PHN service by older adults (aged 50 years and older) in Ireland. The report examines the demographic and health profile of those utilising PHN services in the first wave of TILDA, their satisfaction with the service and the changing profile of service users between the first and second wave of the study.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherThe Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing, Trinity Collegeen
dc.subjectOLDER PEOPLEen
dc.subjectPUBLIC HEALTH NURSINGen
dc.titleDemographic and health profile of older adults utilising public health nursing services in Ireland: Findings from The Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing (TILDA)en
dc.typeStudyen
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