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Enhancing existing formal home care to improve and maintain functional status in older adults: protocol for a feasibility study on the implementation of the Care to Move (CTM) programme in an Irish healthcare setting.

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posted on 25.04.2022, 14:40 authored by Frances HorganFrances Horgan, Vanda Cummins, Frank DoyleFrank Doyle, Maria O'Sullivan, Rose Galvin, Elissa Burton, Jan SorensenJan Sorensen, Dawn A Skelton, Bex Townley, Debbie Rooney, Gill Jackson, Lauren Swan, Austin Warters
An increasing ageing population leads to greater demand for care services to help maintain people in their own homes. Physical activity programmes have been shown to improve older adults' functional capacity, enabling the older adult to live independently and maintain functional status. There has been a lack of quality research conducted around physical activity within the landscape of home care services. We describe a feasibility study of implementing the Care to Move (CTM) programme in older adults receiving low-level home care. A Phase 1 mixed-methods feasibility study design will explore the recruitment, attrition, retention, costs to deliver and data loss. It will also explore the acceptability and impact of the CTM programme on older adults and thematic analysis of data collected from older people, home care workers and relevant stakeholders through use of semi-structured interviews and focus groups. We will measure functional status and fall outcomes in older adults receiving low levels of home care, facilitating this population to continue living independently at home and providing data currently not known around this group.

Funding

Health Research Board Applied Partnership Award 2017 (HRB APA-2017-013)

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The original article is available at https://www.jfsf.eu/

Published Citation

Horgan NF. et al. Enhancing existing formal home care to improve and maintain functional status in older adults: protocol for a feasibility study on the implementation of the Care to Move (CTM) programme in an Irish healthcare setting. J Frailty Sarcopenia Falls. 2020;5(1):10-16

Publication Date

1 March 2020

PubMed ID

32300730

Department/Unit

  • Health Outcomes Research Centre
  • Health Psychology
  • School of Physiotherapy

Research Area

  • Population Health and Health Services

Publisher

Hylonome Publications

Version

  • Published Version (Version of Record)