A systematic review of the evidence on home care reablement services
Legg, Lynn; Gladman, John R.F.; Drummond, Avril E.R.; Davidson, Alex
JOHN GLADMAN email@example.com
Professor of Medicine of Older People
AVRIL DRUMMOND firstname.lastname@example.org
Professor of Healthcare Research
To determine whether publically funded ‘reablement services’ have any effect on patient health or use of services.
Systematic review of randomised controlled trials and non-randomized studies in which reablement interventions were compared to no care or usual care in people referred to public funded personal care services. Data sources included: Cochrane central register of controlled trials, EPOC register of studies, trials registers, Medline, Embase, and Cinhal. Searches were from 2000 up to end February 2015.
Investigators’ definition of the target population for reablement interventions.
Main outcome measures
Use of publically-funded personal care services and dependence in personal activities of daily living (PADL).
Results We found no studies fulfilling our inclusion criteria that assessed the effectiveness of reablement interventions. We did note the lack of an agreed understanding of the nature of reablement.
Reablement is an ill-defined intervention targeted towards an ill-defined and potentially highly heterogeneous population/ patient group. There is no evidence to suggest it is effective at either of its goals, increasing personal independence or reducing use of personal care services.
|Journal Article Type||Article|
|Publication Date||Sep 15, 2015|
|Peer Reviewed||Peer Reviewed|
|APA6 Citation||Legg, L., Gladman, J. R., Drummond, A. E., & Davidson, A. (2015). A systematic review of the evidence on home care reablement services. Clinical Rehabilitation, 30(8), https://doi.org/10.1177/0269215515603220|
|Keywords||Reablement, older people, personal care services, multimorbidity, disability, independence, systematic review, randomized controlled trial, non-randomized controlled trial, public policy|
|Copyright Statement||Copyright information regarding this work can be found at the following address: http://eprints.nottingh.../end_user_agreement.pdf|
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