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Table 4 Effects of home visits on the main outcome measures of the included trials

From: Effects of intensive home visiting programs for older people with poor health status: A systematic review

Measures Dalby [21] Stuck [15] van Haastregt [23,24] Yamada [22] van Hout [19] Bouman [12,13]
Sample size, I/C 73/69 116/231 159/157 184/184 331/320 160/170
Followed up, I/C 59/54 82/188 120/115 160/149 215/209 139/154
Follow-up, months 14 36 12 and 18 18 18 18 and 24
Mortality
Health status   
Functional status (ADL, IADL)   *
Mental health   
Social functioning     
Hospital admission  
Nursing home admission   
Home for older persons     
Medical specialist contacts   
GP contacts   
Home nursing care    
Home help     
Financial evaluation      
  1. Notes: I, intervention group; C, control group; ADL, activities of daily living; IADL, instrumental (household) activities of daily living.
  2. = data available; no statistically significant favorable effect for the intervention group compared to the control group.
  3. = data available; favorable effect for the intervention group compared to the control group.
  4. * Favorable effect for the intervention group at 12 months of follow-up (end of the intervention), but not at 18 months.