Details JointConImprove

In accordance with the MRC (Medi­cal Rese­arch Coun­cil) frame­work, the pilot stu­dy on the fea­si­bi­li­ty and effec­ti­ve­ness of the inter­ven­ti­on was pre­ce­ded by a mul­tis­ta­ge deve­lo­p­ment pha­se (05/2014 to 12/2015) which resul­ted in a packa­ge of mea­su­res to impro­ve the social par­ti­ci­pa­ti­on and qua­li­ty of life of nur­sing home resi­dents with joint con­trac­tures: the con­cept of con­trac­tu­re-sen­si­ti­ve care.

This deve­lo­p­ment pha­se con­sis­ted essen­ti­al­ly of six sub-steps:

  1. Iden­ti­fi­ca­ti­on of exis­ting evi­dence through a sys­te­ma­tic review
  2. Iden­ti­fi­ca­ti­on of pos­si­ble inter­ven­ti­on tar­gets using gra­phi­cal models
  3. Deter­mi­na­ti­on of par­ti­ci­pa­ti­on bar­ri­ers by means of focus groups at the resi­dents’ and care levels
  4. Design of the inter­ven­ti­on com­pon­ents during a two-day inter­di­sci­pli­na­ry expert conference
  5. Deve­lo­p­ment of the inter­ven­ti­on “con­trac­tu­re-sen­si­ti­ve care”
  6. Imple­men­ta­ti­on con­cept set up by the pro­ject team,
  7. Eva­lua­ti­on of the inter­ven­ti­on “con­trac­tu­re-sen­si­ti­ve care”

Sub­se­quent­ly, the con­cept of con­trac­tu­re-sen­si­ti­ve care was tes­ted for its effec­ti­ve­ness and fea­si­bi­li­ty in ever­y­day life in seven nur­sing homes in two regi­ons of Ger­ma­ny (Hal­le (Saa­le) and Munich).

See detail­ed infor­ma­ti­ons: Joint­Con­Func­tion­S­et.

If you are inte­res­ted in fur­ther infor­ma­ti­on on our rese­arch pro­jects such as back­ground, methods or results, we recom­mend you our publi­ca­ti­ons or their sum­ma­ries in English.

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