IMPROVING THE HEALTH AND FUNCTIONAL STATUS OF INSTITUTIONALIZED OLDER ADULTS THROUGH THE NURSE, CAREGIVER, AND OLDER-ADULTS PARTNERSHIP MODEL (MIRADASIA)

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Abstract

Health and functional status are standard measurements in older adult’s services that showed physical and mental condition. However, institutionalized older adults with several adjustments and their limited source might cause compromised health and functional status. The quasi-experimental study aimed to investigate the effect of MiRaDaSia (nurses and caregivers joined the partnership model) on health and functional status among institutionalized older adults in Jakarta. It included 106 participants as intervention groups and 106 participants as control groups, who selected by multistage random sampling. We used the SF-12 and Barthel index to measure older-adults health and functional status. MiRaDaSia model was implemented for twelve weeks. Generally, there has been an increase in the mean of health and functional status after the intervention. There were significant improvements in functional condition between each group (p=0,001); however, mean difference oh health status show the significant increase only on six weeks following the intervention. MiRaDaSia can be implemented as a practical model to enhance services among institutionalized older-adults by professional’s staff as it encourages partnership among the nurse, caregiver, and the institutionalized older-adults. Future research may consider the effectiveness of the model in private institutional, with widening variation of older adults and caregivers’ characteristics as well as the different working environment of the institution.
Original languageEnglish
JournalJurnal Keperawatan Indonesia
Publication statusPublished - 2019

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