In Italy, care for people with AIDS (PWA) is centred on hospital services. However, other services are beginning to develop, both in the form of residential facilities and of home care. It seems, therefore, important to define the type of non-hospital services that should be supplied on the basis of AIDS patients' real needs. The aim of this paper is to contribute to the definition of care requirements by administration to 92 persons with ARC/AIDS of a questionnaire on Functional Multidimensional Evaluation to assess the demand for services in relation to the state of health and socio-economic situation of those interviewed. The pattern that emerged was one of severe socio-economic difficulties (most of the patients were drug addicts) and of major functional impairment (about 60% of those interviewed were not self-sufficient as far as Instrumental Activities of Daily Living were concerned). Among the main problems: difficulties of finding accommodation (almost 9% of those interviewed have no fixed abode) and economic difficulties; the demand for services was characterized by a lack of self-sufficiency. The most frequently required social services were help with preparation of meals, household chores and assistance with transport; the most frequently required health service was physiotherapy, which is also the least available. The study supplies useful information for the planning of non-hospital services in Italy and in other western countries with similar epidemiological situations.

Marazzi, M.C., Palombi, L., Mancinelli, S., Liotta, G., & Panà, A. (1994). Care requirements of people with ARC/AIDS in Rome: non-hospital services. AIDS CARE, 6(1), 95-104 [DOI:10.1080/09540129408258029].

Care requirements of people with ARC/AIDS in Rome: non-hospital services

PALOMBI, LEONARDO;MANCINELLI, SANDRO;LIOTTA, GIUSEPPE;PANA', AUGUSTO
1994

Abstract

In Italy, care for people with AIDS (PWA) is centred on hospital services. However, other services are beginning to develop, both in the form of residential facilities and of home care. It seems, therefore, important to define the type of non-hospital services that should be supplied on the basis of AIDS patients' real needs. The aim of this paper is to contribute to the definition of care requirements by administration to 92 persons with ARC/AIDS of a questionnaire on Functional Multidimensional Evaluation to assess the demand for services in relation to the state of health and socio-economic situation of those interviewed. The pattern that emerged was one of severe socio-economic difficulties (most of the patients were drug addicts) and of major functional impairment (about 60% of those interviewed were not self-sufficient as far as Instrumental Activities of Daily Living were concerned). Among the main problems: difficulties of finding accommodation (almost 9% of those interviewed have no fixed abode) and economic difficulties; the demand for services was characterized by a lack of self-sufficiency. The most frequently required social services were help with preparation of meals, household chores and assistance with transport; the most frequently required health service was physiotherapy, which is also the least available. The study supplies useful information for the planning of non-hospital services in Italy and in other western countries with similar epidemiological situations.
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Rilevanza internazionale
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Sì, ma tipo non specificato
Settore MED/42 - Igiene Generale e Applicata
English
Con Impact Factor ISI
Male; Middle Aged; Rome; Health Services Needs and Demand; Female; Urban Health; Humans; Patient Admission; Health Resources; Socioeconomic Factors; HIV Seroprevalence; Activities of Daily Living; AIDS-Related Complex; Adult; Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome
Marazzi, M.C., Palombi, L., Mancinelli, S., Liotta, G., & Panà, A. (1994). Care requirements of people with ARC/AIDS in Rome: non-hospital services. AIDS CARE, 6(1), 95-104 [DOI:10.1080/09540129408258029].
Marazzi, M; Palombi, L; Mancinelli, S; Liotta, G; Pana', A
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