Show simple item record

dc.contributor.authorAnthun, Kjartan Sarheim
dc.contributor.authorLillefjell, Monica
dc.contributor.authorAnthun, Kirsti Sarheim
dc.identifier.citationBMC Health Services Research. 2021, 21, .en_US
dc.description.abstractBackground Reablement is a municipal service given to patients at home. The purpose of the service is to assist recovery after hospital discharges or other sudden changes in a patient’s functional level. The service is often provided by a team of nurses, physiotherapists, and occupational therapists. The purpose of this paper is to compare users of this service to users who receive traditional home care services. Outcomes to be measured are risk of long-term care and mortality. Methods All users of health and care services in a Norwegian municipality were eligible for inclusion. Data was extracted from the local user administrative database. Users were divided in two groups: those who received reablement and those home care users who did not receive reablement service. Propensity score matching was used to match users based on age, sex, and level of functioning in activities of daily living (ADL). Survival analysis was deployed to test if the reablement users had different risk of becoming long-term care users, and whether the mortality rate differed for this group. Results 153 reablement users were included in the study. These were matched to 153 non-reablement home care users. The groups had similar distributions of age, sex, and level of functioning when starting their service trajectories. Regressions showed that reablement users had lower risk of using long-term care services in the study period (time at risk up to 4 years), and lower mortality. However, none of these estimates were statistically significant. Conclusions The study indicates that the reablement users in one municipality had lower use of long -term care and lower mortality when properly estimated, but numbers were too small for statistical significance to be found.en_US
dc.publisherBioMed Central Ltd.en_US
dc.rightsNavngivelse 4.0 Internasjonal*
dc.titleReablement in a small municipality, a survival analysisen_US
dc.typePeer revieweden_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.source.journalBMC Health Services Researchen_US
dc.relation.projectRegionale forskningsfond Midt-Norge: 284985en_US

Files in this item


This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show simple item record

Navngivelse 4.0 Internasjonal
Except where otherwise noted, this item's license is described as Navngivelse 4.0 Internasjonal