Family involvement with communication-impaired residents in long-term care settings
NLM Title Abbreviation
Appl Nurs Res
Applied Nursing Research
This article describes the outcomes of a study involving family members of communication-impaired long-term care residents in a collaborative nursing/speech language pathology intervention designed to increase the residents' communication ability. Family members provided memorabilia and artifacts or produced audio or video tapes, for use in conjunction with a speech therapy enhancement program (STEP). Findings revealed that, despite a minimal improvement in speech ability, there was a dramatic increase in family members' satisfaction.
Communication Aids for Disabled/standards, Communication Disorders/nursing/therapy, Family/psychology, Hospitals, Veterans, Humans, Nursing Evaluation Research, Nursing Homes, Patient Education as Topic/standards, Speech Therapy/standards
Published Article/Book Citation
Applied Nursing Research, 4:2 (1991) pp.77-84.