1st Edition

Evidence-Based Interventions for Community Dwelling Older Adults

Edited By Susan M. Enguidanos Copyright 2006
    200 Pages
    by Routledge

    200 Pages
    by Routledge

    A critical milestone in the evolution of evidence-based medicine

    Evidence-Based Interventions for Community Dwelling Older Adults presents an overview of significant evidence-based programs that can improve the health of seniors living in community-based settings. The book examines research conducted on a variety of health-related issues, including depression, care management, falls prevention, physical activity, and medications management. It also looks at research models that were translated into real-life practice settings, explores the benefits of implementing evidence-based models into care settings, and provides examples of how to adapt tested programs to meet local agency and population needs.

    The health care delivery system in the United States has embraced evidence-based medicine, largely based on its potential to reduce unwanted variations and keep a lid on escalating health care costs. But there are few resources available on how to gather information about model programs and even fewer on how to adapt them for practice. Evidence-Based Interventions for Community Dwelling Older Adults discusses how to effectively manage care beyond the hospital or clinic, as researchers, practitioners, policymakers, and academics provide an overview of evidence-based practice that works toward the best possible care for patients. The book also highlights the efforts of social workers, pharmacists, and case managers, and illustrates the importance of the leadership efforts of the Administration on Aging, National Council on Aging, and the Centers for Disease Control.

    Evidence-Based Interventions for Community Dwelling Older Adults examines:

    • the effectiveness of geriatric care management
    • medication management screening and intervention
    • multifaceted intervention strategies to prevent and/or reduce falls among older adults
    • physical fitness activities for the frail elderly population at home
    • barriers to depression care and how to reduce them
    • using Problem-Solving Therapy (PST) to address depression and other psychosocial issues
    • using Diffusion of Innovation Theory to duplicate an end-of-life, in-home palliative care model
    • and much more
    Evidence-Based Interventions for Community Dwelling Older Adults is an essential resource for anyone who works with seniors in medical and community-based settings, including case managers, geriatricians, social workers, pharmacists, and physical therapists. It’s equally valuable as a professional aid for program directors, CEOs, and administrators of medical and community-based programs that target older adults.

      Foreword (Eric A. Coleman and Nancy Gibbs) Acknowledgments Evidence-Based Health Practice: Knowing and Using What Works for Older Adults (Mary Altpeter, Lucinda Bryant, Ellen Schneider, and Nancy Whitelaw) Moving from Tacit Knowledge to Evidence-Based Practice: The Kaiser Permanente Community Partners Study (Susan Enguídanos and Paula M. Jamison) Implications of Translating Research into Practice: A Medication Management Intervention (Gretchen E. Alkema and Dennee Frey) Evidence-Based Interventions in Fall Prevention (Jon Pynoos, Debra Rose, Laurence Rubenstein, In Hee Choi, and Dory Sabata) Translating Evidenced-Based Physical Activity Interventions for Frail Elders (Jennifer Wieckowski and June Simmons) Moving Evidence-Based Interventions to Populations: A Case Study Using Social Workers in Primary Care (Scott Miyake Geron and Bronwyn Keefe) Depression Care for the Elderly: Reducing Barriers to Evidence-Based Practice (Kathleen Ell) Barriers and Facilitators to Replicating an Evidence-Based Palliative Care Model (E. Maxwell Davis, Paula Jamison, Richard Brumley, and Susan Enguídanos) Index Reference Notes Included


    Susan M. Enguidanos