THE EFFECT OF HOME VISITS BY NURSES ON THE PHYSICAL AND PSYCHOSOCIAL HEALTH OF THE ELDERLY: STUDY PROTOCOL FOR A SYSTEMATIC REVIEW AND META-ANALYSIS
One of the most significant global demographic tendencies is the rapidly aging world population which will soon be a global health problem. Community health nurses can easily address, observe the risk factors of the elderly's health and health-promoting behaviors during home visits. Home visits reduce the mortality and hospitalization rates of the elderly and enable taking measures against many risky situations. Scientific evidence exists for the fact that more frequent home visits reduce mortality and hospitalization. The objective of systematic review and meta analysis is to identify and synthesize the evidence on the effectiveness of home visits by nurses on the physical and psychosocial health of the elderly.
Systematic review and meta analysis, study design was used. The included studies design of randomized controlled, quasi-experimental and observational (cohort, case-control, cross-sectional), Turkish and English, between December, 2004 and December 2016 (but not finished, ongoing) including a home visit attempt and health outcomes will include physical and psychosocial health. Medline (6860 articles), Web of Sciences (1933 articles), Pubmed (1551 articles), Science Direct (1021 articles), Cinahl Plus with Full Text (1020 articles), Cochrane (501 articles) Tubitak (98 articles), and Yök (126 articles) were searched among a total of 13.110 abstract databases. Scientific evidence exists for the fact that more frequent home visits reduce mortality and hospitalization.The results of this study will help to identify and synthesize the evidence on the effectiveness of home visits by nurses on the health of the elderly.
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