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Title: Caring for patient data: Clinimetrics of the interRAI Acute Care as comprehensive geriatric assessment
Other Titles: Zorgen voor patiëntendata: Clinimetrie van het interRAI Acute Care instrument als comprehensief geriatrisch assessment
Authors: Wellens, Nathalie
Issue Date: 6-Jun-2012
Abstract: CARING FOR PATIENT DATA: Clinimetrics of the interRAI Acute Care as comprehensive geriatric assessment The interRAI-portfolio is an internationally wide-spread method of comprehensive geriatric assessment (www.interRAI.org). This standardized method was the first to develop an integrated health system containing a variety of setting-specific assessment instruments. The instruments are built on a core set of standardized items allowing health professionals to share a common patient file which facilitates data transfer in transitional care. This study aims to determine the clinimetric values of the interRAI Acute Care instrument – tailored for acute care of older persons – in a variety of clinical settings (various ward types) and for a variety of user profiles (e.g., physicians, nurses, allied health professionals, social services). The ultimate goal of clinimetric studies is to generate high-quality patient data that are sufficiently valid, reliable and responsive. When integrated in eHealth applications, it contributes maximally to better care, reliable and accurate communication between health professionals, evidence-based management, valid research, solid epidemiological knowledge and well-grounded policy for the care of older persons. This study is in agreement with the recent federal policy concerning the Care Program for Geriatric Patients (Royal Decree 29-01-2007).
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: TH
Appears in Collections:Academic Centre for Nursing and Midwifery
Nursing and Health Care Management Teaching Methodology and Practicals
Gerontology and Geriatrics

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