Aim: This study aimed to identify factors that promote the use of home-visit nursing (HVN) services.
Method: A survey was administered via an internet research company to 206 adults aged 40-59 years who resided in Prefecture N (where utilization of HVN services was high) or Prefecture T (where utilization of HVN services was low). Questionnaire categories were the awareness of content of HVN services, intention to use HVN services to care for elderly parents, lifestyle, geographical convenience, and attitudes toward nursing.
Results: Most respondents (92.7%) were aware of the term “home-visit nursing”, with no difference found between the prefectures. There were significant regional differences in awareness of “how to start using HVN services” and “support for management of medical treatment”. Intention to use HVN services differed significantly between the prefectures, as did responses to the items “we would like to care for our parents at home as much as possible” and “naturally, the eldest sonʼs family should care for the parents”.
Conclusion: These findings suggest that knowledge of available HVN services and intention to care for elderly parents at home promoted the use of HVN services.