This database contains 15 studies, archived under the term: "geriatric nursing"
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Preventing disruptive behavior of nursing home residents
Disruptive behavior is an increasing challenge for professional care in nursing homes. It frequently accompanies dementia, which is one of the most common chronic illnesses among the residents. Nursing homes are, therefore, subject to a high accumulation of problems due to behavior with risk potential. However, usual nursing interventions are often limited to restrictions in […]
Faith-based cognitive behavioral therapy: easing depression in the elderly with cognitive decline
Minimizing depression in residential aged care facilities is a formidable challenge but doing so may improve quality of life and protect against dementia. A pilot project with residents with cognitive decline and concurrent depression tested the suitability of a faith-based cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) intervention in reducing participant levels of depression, offering promising results.;
Therapeutic conversation to improve mood in nursing home residents with Alzheimer’s disease
Few studies have tested strategies to address the mental health needs of individuals with Alzheimer’s disease (AD). To test a newly developed, empirically based modified counseling approach, 30 nursing home residents with AD were randomly assigned to a modified counseling (Therapeutic Conversation) treatment group or usual care control group. Mini-Mental State Examination mean scores were […]
Nursing home resident outcomes from the Res-Care intervention
Objectives: To test the effectiveness of a restorative care (Res-Care) intervention on function, muscle strength, contractures, and quality of life of nursing home residents, with secondary aims focused on strengthening self-efficacy and outcome expectations.; Design: A randomized controlled repeated-measure design was used, and generalized estimating equations were used to evaluate status at baseline and 4 […]
Non-pharmacological management of behavioural symptoms in nursing homes
Background: Behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia (BPSD) are often reported in institutions for the elderly.; Objective: To evaluate the effectiveness of a staff education intervention to manage BPSD in older people with a diagnosis of dementia.; Methods: The trial was conducted in 16 nursing homes; 306 patients with a diagnosis of dementia and presenting […]