An evaluation of the implementation of hand held health records with adults with learning disabilities: a cluster randomized controlled trial
Turk, Vicky, Burchell, Sarah, Burrha, Sukhjinder, Corney, Roslyn, Elliott, Sandra, Kerry, Sally, Molloy, Catherine and Painter, Kerry (2010) An evaluation of the implementation of hand held health records with adults with learning disabilities: a cluster randomized controlled trial. Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 23 (2). pp. 100-111. ISSN 1360-2322 (print), 1468-3148 (online)Full text not available from this repository.
Background: Personal health records were implemented with adults with learning disabilities (AWLD) to try to improve their health-care. Materials and Method: Forty GP practices were randomized to the Personal Health Profile (PHP) implementation or control group. Two hundred and one AWLD were interviewed at baseline and 163 followed up after 12 months intervention (PHP group). AWLD and carers of AWLD were employed as research interviewers. AWLD were full research participants. Results: Annual consultation rates in the intervention and control groups at baseline were low (2.3 and 2.6 visits respectively). A slightly greater increase occurred over the year in the intervention group 0.6 ()0.4 to 1.6) visits ⁄ year compared with controls. AWLD in PHP group reported more health problems at follow-up 0.9 (0.0 to 1.8). AWLD liked their PHP (92%) but only 63% AWLD and 55% carers reported PHP usage. Carers had high turnover (34%). Conclusions: No significant outcomes were achieved by the intervention.
|Additional Information:|| First online 9th September 2009.  The Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities is published on behalf of the British Institute of Learning Disabilities.|
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||hand held record, patient centred care, primary health care, randomized controlled trial|
|Subjects:||B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology|
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
|School / Department / Research Groups:||School of Health & Social Care|
School of Health & Social Care > Department of Psychology & Counselling
|Last Modified:||20 Mar 2012 16:28|
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