As new data sources including individuals' strengths emerge in electronic health records, such data provide whole-person oriented information to generate integrated knowledge for person-centered practice. The purpose of this study is to describe older adults' strengths and problems within a wellbeing context documented by the Omaha System. The Wellbeing Model is employed as a conceptual framework for wellbeing and is operationalized by the Omaha System Problem Classification Scheme. This study has a retrospective, descriptive design using de-identified EHR data of wellbeing assessments including problems, strengths, and signs/symptoms for a convenience sample of 440 assisted-living residents in a Midwest metropolitan area. Descriptive statistics and data visualization were used to summarize and display strength and signs/symptom attributes within wellbeing contexts. The study reveals cutting-edge knowledge regarding older adults' strengths and wellbeing, and creates a platform for further research use of a strength-based ontology in clinical practice and electronic system of documentation.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||10|
|Journal||AMIA ... Annual Symposium proceedings. AMIA Symposium|
|State||Published - Jan 1 2018|