Application of the Omaha System in the Determination of Healthcare Needs of Individuals Receiving Home HealthcareBetül Aktaş*, Medine Yilmaz, Nazife Kaplan and Banu Çankiri
Sanko University, Gaziantep, Turkey
- *Corresponding Author:
- Betül Aktaş
Sanko University, Gazimuhtar Paşa Boulevard
No: 36, 27090 Şehitkamil, Gaziantep, Turkey
E-mail: [email protected]
Received Date: November 28, 2016; Accepted Date: December 20, 2016; Published Date: December 23, 2016
Citation: Aktas B, Yilmaz M, Kaplan N, Çankiri B (2016) Application of the Omaha System in the Determination of Healthcare Needs of Individuals Receiving Home Healthcare. J Gerontol Geriatr Res 6:379. doi:10.4172/2167-7182.1000379
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Objective: The aim of this study was to detect the needs of individuals receiving home healthcare and to create guidance data for initiatives to be planned for this purpose by demonstrating the availability of the Omaha system in determining the care needs of these people.
Background: Home care services are generally provided to promote and protect an individual's wellbeing or to restore his/her to health either by health professionals or by family members in the person's own home or the place where he/she lives. Design. Eighty-seven people receiving home healthcare services from BayÄ±ndÄ±r State Hospital affiliated with Izmir Province Association of Public Hospitals South General Secretariat in their home environment between January 2015 and April 2015 comprised the population and sample of this descriptive and cross-sectional
Study and methods: The sample of the research field of home care services unit formed individuals (N=87). A total of 50 patients were included in the study. The data collection tools used in the study were the 5-item sociodemographic characteristics questionnaire and OMAHA problem classification scheme (PCS).
Results: According to the OMAHA PCS, 29 problems were identified. The problems identified, 49% were in the physiological domain, 28.8% in the health-related behaviors domain, 15.4% in the psychosocial domain and 6.8% in the environmental domain. With the nursing diagnoses, 2326 actual symptoms-signs were determined.
Conclusion: It was determined that the OMAHA PCS could be used to identify healthcare needs of people receiving home care services.