Title

Catastrophic reactions and other behaviors of Alzheimer's residents: special unit compared with traditional units

Document Type

Article

Peer Reviewed

1

Publication Date

10-1-1993

NLM Title Abbreviation

Arch Psychiatr Nurs

Journal/Book/Conference Title

Archives of Psychiatric Nursing

PubMed ID

8257198

Abstract

Using a quasi-experimental pretest/posttest design, the effects of a Special Care Unit (SCU) on the incidence of catastrophic reactions and other behaviors of nursing home residents with Alzheimer's disease (AD) were examined. Findings indicate significantly fewer catastrophic reactions and other selected behavior changes occurred during the posttest period for subjects in the experimental group compared with the subjects in the control group. Implications for psychiatric consultation/liaison nurses (PCLNs) working with this vulnerable population are discussed.

Keywords

Alzheimer's Disease -- Nursing, Long Term Care, Nursing Units, Gerontologic Nursing, Socioenvironmental Therapy, Alzheimer's Disease -- Therapy, Quasi-Experimental Studies, Pretest-Posttest Design, Convenience Sample, Research Instruments, Interrater Reliability, Descriptive Statistics, Models, Theoretical, Nursing Home Patients, Middle Age, Aged, Aged, 80 and Over, Inpatients, Male, Female, Patient Attitudes, Behavioral Changes, Psychiatric Nursing, Nurse Liaison, Human

Published Article/Book Citation

Archives of Psychiatric Nursing, 7:5 (1993) pp.292-299.

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URL

https://ir.uiowa.edu/nursing_pubs/358