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Survey of over-80 age group in a GP population based on urban health centre
Author(s)Patricia J Heath, Judith M Fitton
Journal titleReprinted from Nursing Times, 23 October 1975
Pages4 pp
KeywordsNeeds [elderly] ; Health [elderly] ; Octogenarians ; General practice ; Social surveys.
AnnotationA survey was carried out of the over-80s in general practice populations based on a central urban health centre. Information was obtained by direct interview of 172; a further 50 in the age group were inaccessible. Pre-coded multiple choice forms were used and the data was subsequently analysed non-mechanically. Whereas some unmet needs were identified and the complexities of physical and social environment were underlined, the resultant impression was that these octogenarians had no urgent concealed medical need. The nursing team and the general practitioners developed confidence in approaching the group. If the level of unmet need for domiciliary chiropody in the survey population is indicative of the need in the older population at large, then as many more people could benefit by this mobilising service as at present receive it. (RH).
Accession NumberCPA-930823079 A
ClassmarkIK: CC: BBM: L5: 3F *

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