Predictors of emergency department use among community-dwelling older adults

Mu Hsing Ho, Chin Hsiang Wang, Jee Young Joo, Hui Chen Chang, Chia Chi Chang, Megan F. Liu

研究成果: 雜誌貢獻文章

摘要

A cross-sectional research study was conducted to explore factors associated with and predictors of emergency department (ED) use among community-dwelling older adults. Data were collected using questionnaires regarding demographic characteristics, health literacy, comprehensive assessment instruments, and ED use. Age, fall frequency, number of diseases, number of medications, health literacy, nutritional status, cognitive function, and activities of daily living were associated with ED use. Age (adjusted odds ratio [aOR] = 1.04, 95% confidence interval [CI] [1.00, 1.07]), health literacy (aOR = 0.89, 95% CI [0.79, 0.99]), number of diseases (aOR = 1.34, 95% CI [1.01, 1.78]), and cognitive function (aOR = 0.73, 95% CI [0.55, 0.96]) were significant predictors of ED use. Health care professionals, researchers, and education providers need to assess patients' health literacy, number of diseases, and cognitive function and take approaches to improve health literacy in older adults to maintain their health as well as reduce ED use. [Journal of Gerontological Nursing, 45(5), 31-38.].

原文英語
頁(從 - 到)31-38
頁數8
期刊Journal of Gerontological Nursing
45
發行號5
DOIs
出版狀態已發佈 - 五月 1 2019

指紋

Independent Living
Health Literacy
Hospital Emergency Service
Odds Ratio
Confidence Intervals
Cognition
Professional Education
Activities of Daily Living
Nutritional Status
Nursing
Cross-Sectional Studies
Research Personnel
Demography
Delivery of Health Care
Health
Research

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nursing(all)
  • Gerontology

引用此文

Predictors of emergency department use among community-dwelling older adults. / Ho, Mu Hsing; Wang, Chin Hsiang; Joo, Jee Young; Chang, Hui Chen; Chang, Chia Chi; Liu, Megan F.

於: Journal of Gerontological Nursing, 卷 45, 編號 5, 01.05.2019, p. 31-38.

研究成果: 雜誌貢獻文章

Ho, Mu Hsing ; Wang, Chin Hsiang ; Joo, Jee Young ; Chang, Hui Chen ; Chang, Chia Chi ; Liu, Megan F. / Predictors of emergency department use among community-dwelling older adults. 於: Journal of Gerontological Nursing. 2019 ; 卷 45, 編號 5. 頁 31-38.
@article{a3fe7eb1c0f94fa0851ea35d41a691a0,
title = "Predictors of emergency department use among community-dwelling older adults",
abstract = "A cross-sectional research study was conducted to explore factors associated with and predictors of emergency department (ED) use among community-dwelling older adults. Data were collected using questionnaires regarding demographic characteristics, health literacy, comprehensive assessment instruments, and ED use. Age, fall frequency, number of diseases, number of medications, health literacy, nutritional status, cognitive function, and activities of daily living were associated with ED use. Age (adjusted odds ratio [aOR] = 1.04, 95{\%} confidence interval [CI] [1.00, 1.07]), health literacy (aOR = 0.89, 95{\%} CI [0.79, 0.99]), number of diseases (aOR = 1.34, 95{\%} CI [1.01, 1.78]), and cognitive function (aOR = 0.73, 95{\%} CI [0.55, 0.96]) were significant predictors of ED use. Health care professionals, researchers, and education providers need to assess patients' health literacy, number of diseases, and cognitive function and take approaches to improve health literacy in older adults to maintain their health as well as reduce ED use. [Journal of Gerontological Nursing, 45(5), 31-38.].",
author = "Ho, {Mu Hsing} and Wang, {Chin Hsiang} and Joo, {Jee Young} and Chang, {Hui Chen} and Chang, {Chia Chi} and Liu, {Megan F.}",
note = "Copyright 2019, SLACK Incorporated.",
year = "2019",
month = "5",
day = "1",
doi = "10.3928/00989134-20190404-02",
language = "English",
volume = "45",
pages = "31--38",
journal = "Journal of Gerontological Nursing",
issn = "0098-9134",
publisher = "Slack Incorporated",
number = "5",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - Predictors of emergency department use among community-dwelling older adults

AU - Ho, Mu Hsing

AU - Wang, Chin Hsiang

AU - Joo, Jee Young

AU - Chang, Hui Chen

AU - Chang, Chia Chi

AU - Liu, Megan F.

N1 - Copyright 2019, SLACK Incorporated.

PY - 2019/5/1

Y1 - 2019/5/1

N2 - A cross-sectional research study was conducted to explore factors associated with and predictors of emergency department (ED) use among community-dwelling older adults. Data were collected using questionnaires regarding demographic characteristics, health literacy, comprehensive assessment instruments, and ED use. Age, fall frequency, number of diseases, number of medications, health literacy, nutritional status, cognitive function, and activities of daily living were associated with ED use. Age (adjusted odds ratio [aOR] = 1.04, 95% confidence interval [CI] [1.00, 1.07]), health literacy (aOR = 0.89, 95% CI [0.79, 0.99]), number of diseases (aOR = 1.34, 95% CI [1.01, 1.78]), and cognitive function (aOR = 0.73, 95% CI [0.55, 0.96]) were significant predictors of ED use. Health care professionals, researchers, and education providers need to assess patients' health literacy, number of diseases, and cognitive function and take approaches to improve health literacy in older adults to maintain their health as well as reduce ED use. [Journal of Gerontological Nursing, 45(5), 31-38.].

AB - A cross-sectional research study was conducted to explore factors associated with and predictors of emergency department (ED) use among community-dwelling older adults. Data were collected using questionnaires regarding demographic characteristics, health literacy, comprehensive assessment instruments, and ED use. Age, fall frequency, number of diseases, number of medications, health literacy, nutritional status, cognitive function, and activities of daily living were associated with ED use. Age (adjusted odds ratio [aOR] = 1.04, 95% confidence interval [CI] [1.00, 1.07]), health literacy (aOR = 0.89, 95% CI [0.79, 0.99]), number of diseases (aOR = 1.34, 95% CI [1.01, 1.78]), and cognitive function (aOR = 0.73, 95% CI [0.55, 0.96]) were significant predictors of ED use. Health care professionals, researchers, and education providers need to assess patients' health literacy, number of diseases, and cognitive function and take approaches to improve health literacy in older adults to maintain their health as well as reduce ED use. [Journal of Gerontological Nursing, 45(5), 31-38.].

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=85065302434&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=85065302434&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.3928/00989134-20190404-02

DO - 10.3928/00989134-20190404-02

M3 - Article

C2 - 31026330

AN - SCOPUS:85065302434

VL - 45

SP - 31

EP - 38

JO - Journal of Gerontological Nursing

JF - Journal of Gerontological Nursing

SN - 0098-9134

IS - 5

ER -