Establishing a Reablement Database System for Disability Distinction in Frail Elderly Adults in Long-Term Care

Project: A - Government Institutionb - National Science and Technology Council

Project Details

Description

With aging, the prevalence of disability among elderly adults has increased worldwide. Goal-oriented, short-term, high-impact, and low-cost reablement programs improve functional recovery in frail elderly people and reduce individual care load and long-term care system expenses. However, precise disability differentiation in frail elderly adults of clinical assessment tools is insufficient, resulting in poorer structured design of reablement programs, and interventions with assistive technologies operation, and poor benefits and inconsistent results for clinical reablement intervention. Therefore, the purpose of this proposal is to develop a long-term care reablement database system and investigate the benefits to provid precision disability distinction in frail elderly adults. In the first step in this study, we will use a motion detector system, EMG and force plate for measuring the kinematic data of limb movement during the clinical function assessments, and these data will be storage and analysis in long-term care reablement database system for developing the precision disability distinction in frail elderly adults. In the second step, this reablement database system will be used to precision disability differentiation in frail elderly adults in clinical trials.
StatusFinished
Effective start/end date11/1/2010/31/22

Keywords

  • long-term care
  • reablement
  • frailty
  • older adults

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