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CAREKEYS Report Summary

Project ID: QLK6-CT-2002-02525
Funded under: FP5-LIFE QUALITY
Country: Estonia

Care Keys key indicators

Care Keys key indicators represent the most essential variables characterizing four quality of life domains (from WHO QOL Bref and PGMS)of care-related persons; in addition, it includes list of background and care-related variables having the biggest impact on QOL of clients.

Care Keys key indicators are the result of statistical analysis where we succeeded to compress the initial list of variables about 10 times, saving 75% of useful information. There are two lists of Care Keys key variables: For home care and institutional care. In addition, specific adaptations have been made for clients with dementia.

Partners are going to use CareKeys key variables for developing standards for quality management of LTC in their countries and for continues evaluation of quality of LTC. Furthermore the key indicators can be computerized.


Kai SAKS, (Assoc. prof.)
Tel.: +372-7-318627
Fax: +372-7-318607
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