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Using positive images to manage resistance-to-care and combative behaviors in nursing home residents with dementia: A pilot study.

Chou, W-Y and Waszynski, C and Kessler, J and Chiang, Y-C and Clarkson, PJ (2016) Using positive images to manage resistance-to-care and combative behaviors in nursing home residents with dementia: A pilot study. Geriatr Nurs, 37. pp. 215-220.

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Abstract

This pilot study attempted to reduce resistance-to-care (RTC) and combative behaviors in nursing home residents with dementia by eliciting their positive affect. Four female residents with dementia were recruited from a nursing facility. Each resident was involved in one intervention trial and one control trial. The response of the residents was assessed by the Agitated Behavior Scale and the Observational Measurement of Engagement Tool. The distress level of the certified nursing assistants (CNAs) delivering the care was reported through the Distress Thermometer. Results showed that the residents displayed fewer behavioral symptoms in the intervention trial than in the control trial. The CNAs reported less distress in the intervention trial than in the control trial. These preliminary findings suggest that it might be feasible to use positive images to reduce residents' behavioral symptoms and decrease the distress of CNAs.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Aggression Combative Dementia Emotion regulation Non-pharmacological interventions Positive affect Positive emotion Resistance-to-care
Subjects: UNSPECIFIED
Divisions: Div C > Engineering Design
Depositing User: Cron Job
Date Deposited: 17 Jul 2017 18:59
Last Modified: 18 Nov 2017 21:54
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