Impact of case management on frequent users' quality of life : a randomized, controlled trial (FM 286)

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serval:BIB_6B9B0E1CC1BB
Type
Inproceedings: an article in a conference proceedings.
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Abstract (Abstract): shot summary in a article that contain essentials elements presented during a scientific conference, lecture or from a poster.
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Title
Impact of case management on frequent users' quality of life : a randomized, controlled trial (FM 286)
Title of the conference
Praxis
Author(s)
Iglesias K., Moschetti K., Baggio S., Velonaki V., Ruggeri O., Hugli O., Burnand B., Wasserfallen J.-B., Daeppen J.-B., Bodenmann P.
Organization
83. Jahresversammlung der Schweizerischen Gesellschaft für Allgemeine Innere Medizin (SGIM)/83e assemblée annuelle de la Société Suisse de Médecine Interne Générale (SSMI), 20.-22. Mai 2015 Congress Center Basel
ISBN
1661-8157
Publication state
Published
Issued date
2015
Volume
104
Pages
45-46
Language
english
Notes
Communications libres FM 286
Abstract
Introduction: Frequent emergency department (ED) users are often vulnerable patients with many risk factors affecting their quality of life (QoL). The aim of this study was to examine to what extent a case management intervention improved frequent ED users' QoL.
Methods: Data were part of a randomized, controlled trial designed to improve frequent ED users' QoL at the Lausanne University Hospital. A total of 194 frequent ED users (≥ 5 attendances during the previous 12 months; ≥ 18 years of age) were randomly assigned to the control or the intervention group. Participants in the intervention group received a case management intervention (i.e. counseling and assistance concerning social determinants of health, substance-use disorders, and access to the health-care system). QoL was evaluated using the WHOQOL-BREF at baseline and twelve months later. Four dimensions of QoL were retained: physical health, psychological health, social relationship, and environment, with scores ranging from 0 (low QoL) to 100 (high QoL).
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