Exploring the Care Experience of a Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment Team in the Management of Debilitating Syndromes in Older People
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Keywords

Integrated geriatric assessment team
Older people
Debilitating syndrome
Care outcomes

DOI

10.26689/jcnr.v6i4.4045

Abstract

This study was conducted to investigate the clinical effects of applying the integrated geriatric assessment team approach on the care of elderly patients with debilitating syndromes. This study was conducted in Xi’an Jiaotong University hospital from January 2021 to January 2022. Around 50 patients with the geriatric debilitating syndrome were selected and retrospectively were analyzed, and psychiatrists, geriatric nurses, pharmacists, medical specialists, physiotherapists, and dieticians were selected to form a comprehensive geriatric assessment team. The patients were then assessed, a treatment plan was developed, and care was provided according to the actual situation, and the effectiveness of the clinical intervention was analyzed. This study demonstrated that, of the 50 patients in this study, the longest hospital stay was 15 days, while the shortest was 4 days, and the average length of stay was 10.23±4.37 days. Around 40 of the patients were able to eat on their own and consume food as prescribed, with a compliance rate of 80%, showing the effectiveness rate of the geriatric assessment team. In summary, the use of a comprehensive geriatric assessment team to treat and care for patients with debilitating syndromes in the elderly is an effective way, and this can significantly improve the life quality of the patients.

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