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Title: Effectiveness of the continuum of care to promote older people's quality of life in Hong Kong
Authors: Kwan, AYH
Cheung, JCK
Ng, SH
Ngan, RMH
Lau, ALD
Leung, EMF
Chan, SSC
Chan, KK
Issue Date: 2006
Source: Asian journal of gerontology & geriatrics, 2006, v. 1, no. 2, p. 84-89
Abstract: Objectives.The study aimed to investigate recipients’ adaptation of older care and the effectiveness of care services by comparing care recipients’ quality of life during transitions across the continuum over time. This continuum ideally describes an older adult’s successive use of social centre services, community care, and residential care.
Methods. Three thousand older adults were surveyed using a comprehensive measure of quality of life.
Results. Current users of residential care displayed the highest quality of life. In contrast, older care recipients who experienced transitions to community care exhibited the lowest quality of life. However, their quality of life increased with a longer duration of community care.
Conclusion. Problems of adaptation tend to be responsible for the lower quality of life due to care transition. In contrast, increased adaptation with a longer time reverses the risk into fortune.
Publisher: Hong Kong Academy of Medicine Press
Journal: Asian journal of gerontology & geriatrics 
ISSN: 1819-1576
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