Empirical Trail of Survey of Veterans who Living Alone Through Minimum Data Set (MDS-HC 2.0) in Shilin and Beitou Area, Taipei Taiwan

Monday, 7 July 2008
Yeu-Shan Hsieh , Nursing Department, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan
Shu-Chen Liao , Nursing Department, Veterans General Hospital-Taipei, Taipei, Taiwan
Shu-Chiung Li, RN, BS , Nursing Department, Veterans General Hospital- Taipei, Taipei, Taiwan

Learning Objective 1: The learner will be able to understand the health status of the veterans who living alone in Shilin and Beitou area in Taipei.

Learning Objective 2: Minimum Data Set-Home Care (MDS-HC) 2.0 Chinese Version was used to data collection.

The purpose of this study was to explore the health status of the veterans who living alone in Shilin and Beitou area in Taipei. Minimum Data Set-Home Care (MDS-HC) 2.0 Chinese Version was used to data collection. This study used a cross-sectional design, convenient sampling method was used, total recruit 91 subjects all man. Statistical methods included descriptive statistics, 2, and regression. Study results included the following: 1) all subject's cognitive function, communication and hearing, vision, mood and behavior, social function, unofficial supporting service, physiological function, incontinence, medical diagnosis, health status, prevention and health care, nutrition state, skin state, environment, and serve utilization were good health status. 2) 13.5% of the variance in falling is predicted by two variables: cardio-vascular disease and vision function; 14.4% of the variance in nutrition is predicted by oral hygiene variables; 95.1% of the variance in home care risk is predicted by three variables: ADL, health promotion and hearing; 47.8% of the variance in mood is predicted by two variables: IADL and social function; 25.3% of the variance in social function is predicted by two variables: IADL and communication. These finding provide important for clinical implications in home care nursing. We suggest continua using MDS-HC to assess health status of the veterans in the future, and develop Client Assessment Protocols (CAPs), to explore the individual care needs, prevented the deterioration and maintained case ability.