Title: Zorgdiagnose bij thuiswonende dementerende patiënten
Authors: Vermandere, Mieke ×
Decloedt, Peter
De Lepeleire, Jan #
Issue Date: Feb-2012
Series Title: Tijdschrift voor Gerontologie en Geriatrie vol:43 issue:1 pages:25-32
Abstract: Care diagnosis for demented patients living at home. A new
Objectives: In addition to diagnosing the disease, establishing the care needs of people suffering
from dementia is of paramount importance. Based on a literature review and expert advice, a
working document has been drawn up in this article to determine the care diagnosis of dementia
patients living at home. Method: The components of care diagnosis were listed by means of a
systematic literature review. The inventory was then further adapted and a working document was
developed using semi-structured interviews of sixteen professional caregivers and two informal
carers. Results: The literature on care diagnosis is recent, and there are only a few studies with
unequivocal results. However, all authors agree that making an inventory of the care needs results
in better care planning and a better quality of life for both patient and informal carer. A synthesis of
the literature review and semi-structured interviews led to a working document proposing the
creation of an inventory of the care needs for a dementia patient living at home and his/her informal
carer during a multidisciplinary consultation. Conclusion: It is important to determine the care needs
of a dementia patient living at home and his/her informal carer. The proposed document may serve
as a guideline during a multidisciplinary consultation.
Keywords: Physicians, family; patient care team; home care services; patient care planning
Tijdschr Gerontol Geriatr 2012; 43: 26-33
ISSN: 0167-9228
VABB publication type: VABB-1
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Academic Center for General Practice
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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