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- 2Slaughter, Susan E.
- 1Drummond, Lindsay S.
- 1Garcia, L.J.
- 1Hodgetts, Bill
- 1Hopper, Tammy
- 1Ickert, Carla
Affirming the value of the resident assessment instrument: Minimum data set version 2.0 for nursing home decision-making and quality improvementDownload
Background: We examined the agreement over time of the physical functioning domains of the Resident Assessment Instrument: Minimum Data Set Version 2.0 (RAI-MDS) and the Functional Independence Measure (FIM) in nursing home residents with dementia. Methods: We completed a secondary analysis of...
Hearing loss and cognitive-communication test performance of long-term care residents with dementia: Effects of amplificationDownload
Purpose: The study aims were: 1) to explore the relationship between hearing loss and cognitive-communication performance of individuals with dementia, and 2) to determine if hearing loss is accurately identified by long-term care (LTC) staff. The research questions were: 1) What is the effect...
Perceptions of family and staff on the role of the environment in long-term care homes for people with dementiaDownload
Background: Disruptive behaviors are frequent and often the first predictor of institutionalization. The goal of this multi-center study was to explore the perceptions of family and staff members on the potential contribution of environmental factors that influence disruptive behaviors and...