Testing the Uniform Needs Assessment Instrument for hospital discharge planning with older adults.

B. L. Westra, D. E. Holland, J. Aufenthie, L. Cullen, J. Finley, L. Griebenow, G. Hess, T. Jacobson, S. Kennebek, J. McHale, E. McMyler, J. Ohland, S. Ryan, P. Wollan

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Abstract

The Uniform Needs Assessment Instrument (UNAI) was developed to systematically assess the continuing care needs of high-risk older adults in response to the 1986 Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act. Based on previous studies, a revised UNAI was tested with 103 hospitalized older adults, comparing usual discharge planning with the UNAI. High interrater reliability was obtained. The UNAI had high (> or = 85%) sensitivity and specificity when comparing needs identification on the UNAI with subjects' reported needs at 10 to 14 days after discharge. Overall, the UNAI was more effective (sensitive and specific).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)42-46
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of gerontological nursing
Volume24
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - May 1998

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    Westra, B. L., Holland, D. E., Aufenthie, J., Cullen, L., Finley, J., Griebenow, L., Hess, G., Jacobson, T., Kennebek, S., McHale, J., McMyler, E., Ohland, J., Ryan, S., & Wollan, P. (1998). Testing the Uniform Needs Assessment Instrument for hospital discharge planning with older adults. Journal of gerontological nursing, 24(5), 42-46. https://doi.org/10.3928/0098-9134-19980501-15