Gabrielle O'Keeffe

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BACKGROUND At present, there is no national population-based retinopathy screening programme for people in Ireland who have diabetes, such as those operating in the UK for over a decade. AIM To evaluate a community-based initiative that utilised existing resources in general practice and community optometry/ophthalmology services to provide screening for(More)
The Risk Instrument for Screening in the Community (RISC) is a short, global risk assessment to identify community-dwelling older adults' one-year risk of institutionalisation, hospitalisation, and death. We investigated the contribution that the three components of the RISC (concern, its severity, and the ability of the caregiver network to manage concern)(More)
BACKGROUND Although caregivers are important in the management of frail, community-dwelling older adults, the influence of different caregiver network types on the risk of adverse healthcare outcomes is unknown. OBJECTIVE To examine the association between caregiver type and the caregiver network subtest of The Risk Instrument for Screening in the(More)
BACKGROUND Functional decline and frailty are common in community-dwelling older adults, leading to an increased risk of adverse outcomes. OBJECTIVE To examine the factors that public health nurses perceive to cause risk of three adverse outcomes: institutionalisation, hospitalisation, and death, in older adults, using the Risk Instrument for Screening in(More)
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