A randomised controlled trial of the Home Independence Program, an Australian restorative home-care programme for older adults

G.A. Lewin, K. De San Miguel, Matthew Knuiman, J.J. Alan, D.P. Boldy, Delia Hendrie, S. Vandermeulen

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Abstract

A randomised controlled trial was conducted to test the effectiveness of the Home Independence Program (HIP), a restorative home-care programme for older adults, in reducing the need for ongoing services. Between June 2005 and August 2007, 750 older adults referred to a home-care service for assistance with their personal care participated in the study and received HIP or 'usual' home-care services. Service outcomes were compared at 3 and 12months. Subgroups of 150 from each group were also compared on functional and quality of life measures. Data were analysed by 'intention-to-treat' and 'as-treated'. The intention-to-treat analysis showed at 3 and 12months that the HIP group was significantly less likely to need ongoing personal care [Odds ratio (OR)=0.18, 95% CI=0.13-0.26, P
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)69-78
JournalHealth and Social Care in the Community
Volume21
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013

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