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Title: Trajectories of home nursing use for older women in Melbourne, Australia: 2006-2015.
Austin Authors: Dickins, Marissa;Joe, Angela;Enticott, Joanne;Ogrin, Rajna;Lowthian, Judy
Affiliation: Institute of Future Environments, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Qld, Australia
Biosignals for Affordable Healthcare, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology University, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Department of Medicine, Austin Health, The University of Melbourne, Heidelberg, Victoria, Australia
School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Monash University, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Qld, Australia
Bolton Clarke Research Institute, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Southern Synergy, Department of Psychiatry at Monash Health, Southern Clinical School, Monash University, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Department of General Practice, School of Primary and Allied Health Care, Monash University, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Monash Partners Advanced Health Research and Translation Centre, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Department of International Business and Asian Studies, Griffith University, Brisbane, Qld, Australia
Issue Date: Sep-2020 2019-10-15
Publication information: Australasian journal on ageing 2020; 39(3): e295-e305
Abstract: To profile changes in older women accessing home nursing between 2006 and 2015, focussing on living circumstances. Data pertaining to Australian women aged 55+ who accessed a home nursing service between 2006 and 2015 were analysed, stratified by living status. Comparisons were made between the years 2006 and 2015; rates and relative rates of use per 1000 clients were calculated. Fewer women lived alone in 2015 compared with 2006. Women were older, less likely to be born in Australia, speak English at home, had more diagnoses and higher average Charlson Comorbidity Index scores in 2015. Relative rates of service use for older women living with others increased slightly over the 10¬†years, while decreasing by 13% for those living alone. Women using home nursing services are older than previously, more medically complex, more likely to be born from countries other than Australia and speak a preferred language other than English.
DOI: 10.1111/ajag.12735
ORCID: 0000-0001-8049-2540
PubMed URL: 31617291
Type: Journal Article
Subjects: district nursing
home nursing
living alone
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