Global Health & Medicine 2023;5(3):136-141.

Service contents and recovery orientation of psychiatric home-visit nursing evaluated by users in Japan

Kido Y, Setoya N, Takasuna H, Kusachi H, Hirahara Y, Katayama S, Tachimori H, Funakoshi A, Kayama M


The aim of this study was to clarify the differences perceived by users of home-visit nursing care between providers from medical institutions and services from independent home-visit nursing stations, as well as to examine the recovery orientation from the perspectives of the users. We conducted a questionnaire survey of 32 home-visit nursing stations and 18 medical institutions. From these facilities, 10 users of psychiatric home-visit nursing services who were being treated for schizophrenia and bipolar disorder were selected. With regard to the care that they thought was good, the home-visit nursing station users responded more often than users of home-visit nursing care provided by medical institutions regarding "help with hobbies and fun" and "support to empower you". Regarding what users wanted from home-visit nursing care, a statistically significant difference was found between users of home nursing stations who answered, "I want the same person to come", and users of home-visit nursing services provided by medical institutions, who answered, "I want various people to come". Brief INSPIRE-J score for study participants was 81.9 (standard deviation; SD 18.1) for users of home-visit nursing care services from medical institutions and 83.7 (SD 15.5) for home-visit nursing station users. It is conceivable that the care provided by psychiatric home-visit nursing services may have a greater potential for promoting recovery. However, since the characteristics of users and facilities may differ, future research is needed to clarify which recovery factors are effectively promoted by each service.

KEYWORDS: psychiatric home-visit nursing, perspectives of users, recovery orientation

DOI: 10.35772/ghm.2023.01041

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