This database contains 13 abstracts archived under the term: "quality of health care"
Background: There is limited information available on how characteristics of the organization of nursing home care and especially group living home care and staff ratio contribute to care staff well being, quality of care and residents’ quality of life. Furthermore, it is unknown what the consequences of the increasingly small scale organization of care are […]
Background: Dementia care mapping and person centred care are well-accepted as processes for improving care and well-being for persons with dementia living in the residential setting. However, the impact of dementia care mapping and person centred care on staff has not been well researched.; Objectives: The impact of person centred care and dementia care mapping […]
Background: Approximately 40% of hospitalized older adults have cognitive impairment (CI) and are more prone to hospital-acquired complications. The Institute of Medicine suggests using health information technology to improve the overall safety and quality of the health care system.; Objective: Evaluate the efficacy of a clinical decision support system (CDSS) to improve the quality of […]
Purpose: Literature suggests that quality of life (QOL), quality of care (QOC) and Behavioural and Psychological Symptoms of Dementia (BPSD) can be improved by relatively simple and inexpensive person-centred approaches to nursing care practices (PCC) and modifications to physical environment (PCE). Most research on this topic is observational and few randomised controlled trials have included […]
Introduction: Agitation is common in dementia and is associated with use of restraints and use of psychotropic drugs. The aim of this study was to determine whether an education and supervision intervention could reduce agitation and the use of restraints and antipsychotic drugs in nursing homes.; Method: Four Norwegian nursing homes were randomly allocated to […]
Background: Quality of residential care for people with severe dementia is in urgent need of improvement. One reason for this may be the assumption that people with severe dementia are unaware of what is happening to them. However, there is converging evidence to suggest that global assumptions of unawareness are inappropriate. This trial platform study […]
Background: There is scope to improve the quality of life (QOL) of people with dementia living in residential care facilities (RCF). The DIRECT study will determine if delivery of education to General Practitioners (GPs) and care staff improves the quality of life of residential care recipients with cognitive impairment.; Methods/design: A prospective randomised controlled trial […]
Objective: To analyse possible trends in families’ evaluations of the quality of end-of-life care and the quality of dying in dementia.; Design: Analysis of individual patient data from 3 studies (2 solely retrospective (after death) and 1 partly prospective).; Method: We combined data on 372 residents with dementia from 38 nursing homes and 13 residential […]
Background: Successful implementation is a vital precondition for investigating the outcome of care innovation. This study concerned the evaluation of the implementation of integrated emotion-oriented care (IEOC) in psychogeriatric nursing home wards. The main question was whether the trained caregivers actually applied the knowledge and techniques of IEOC during their daily work.; Methods: The study […]
Objectives: The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of group living homes on quality of life and functioning of people with dementia.; Methods: The study had a quasi-experimental design with a baseline measurement on admission and an effect measurement six months later. Participants were 67 residents in 19 group living homes and […]
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