Validation of the health assets index in the Australian inpatient setting: a multicentre prospective cohort protocol study
Katherine Gregorevic, Ruth E Hubbard, Nancye May Peel, Wen Kwang Lim
BMJ OPEN | BMJ PUBLISHING GROUP | Published : 2018
INTRODUCTION: It is well known that frail older adults are at increased risk for mortality and functional decline on admission to hospital. Systematic review demonstrates that health assets are associated with improved outcomes for hospitalised older adults. The health assets index (HAI) has been developed to measure health assets in the hospital setting. A protocol has been developed to determine the predictive validity of the HAI for frail older adults. METHODS AND ANALYSIS: The HAI was developed based on a systematic review and secondary analysis of the interRAI-Acute Care (interRAI-AC) dataset. A pilot study was undertaken to refine the tool.The validation study will be a multicentre pro..View full abstract
This research received no specific grant from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors. This study will form part of a PhD being completed by KJG. KJG is supported by scholarships from the Australian Postgraduate Association through the University of Melbourne and the Northern Health Foundation.