A Study on the Effectiveness of Strengths-based Case Management for the Elderly

재가노인 대상 강점관점 사례관리의 효과성 연구

  • Received : 2009.07.31
  • Accepted : 2009.10.26
  • Published : 2009.11.30

Abstract

This study attempted to: (1) operate a Strengths-based case management program; (2) determine the effectiveness of strengths-based case management for the elderly; (3) evaluate the effect of the coordinating program on the capabilities of ADL, IADL, and life-satisfaction of the elderly. The subject of this study was 8 home-bound elderly in lowest income class in Gwang-ju City. The program was practiced from November 2008 to April 2009 for 6 months period. The outcome of study has shown that strengths-based case management has determined a fair of amount of effectiveness in carrying out their short-term tasks. The program tried to assess the strengths of the elderly, and evaluate the outcomes of the program using ADL, IADl items and life-satisfaction developed for the study. The data collected by pre-test and post-test of the program showed that the scores of life-satisfaction were improved statistically significantly. But capabilities of ADL, IADL items were slightly improved, but not statistically significant. Successive effort to operate strengths-based case management must be required for the improvement of capabilities of ADL, IADL, and quality of life of the elderly.

Keywords

strengths-based case management;elderly;strengths inventory;short-term tasks;ADL;IADL;life-satisfaction