Communication strategies for residents in long-term care with dementia

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dc.contributor.advisor Ryan, Marilyn E. en_US Young, Teresa M. en_US 2011-06-03T19:39:53Z 2011-06-03T19:39:53Z 2006 en_US 2006
dc.identifier LD2489.Z9 2006 .Y68 en_US
dc.description.abstract Dementia is a common occurrence among aging individuals in long-term care (LTC) facilities. Persons with dementia experience many barriers to communicating with others. The purpose of this study is to describe the effect of nurses' interactions with residents with dementia on patient interactions in LTC. This is a modified replication of Perry et al.'s study (2005) based on a Taxonomy of Nurse Interactions with persons who have dementia. The anticipated sample (N=20) will be drawn from four different LTC facilities with Alzheimer's care units, located in a small city in northern Indiana. The criteria for inclusion will be a clinical diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease, Mini-Mental State Exam score of 20 or less, 65 years of age or more, and residence of at least 1 year. A socialization group of residents will be held twice per week for 10 weeks and conducted by expert nurses. Discussions will be recorded and data will be analyzed based on a Taxonomy of Nurse Interactions with Residents Who Have Dementia and a Taxonomy of Residents' Interaction with Nurses (Perry et al., 2005.) The study will be conducted after approval from the institutional review board of Ball State University and participating institutions. The findings will provide information for nurses working in LTC facilities on communication strategies. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship School of Nursing
dc.format.extent iii, 91 leaves ; 28 cm. en_US
dc.source Virtual Press en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Alzheimer's disease -- Patients -- Long-term care. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Communication in nursing. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Nurse and patient. en_US
dc.title Communication strategies for residents in long-term care with dementia en_US
dc.type Research paper (M.S.), 3 hrs. en_US Thesis (M.S.) en_US
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