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Staff Compliance With Protocols to Improve the Management of Behavioral and Psychological Symptoms of Dementia

Mellor, D. and McCabe, M. and Bird, M. and Davison, T. and MacPherson, S. and Hallford, D. and Seedy, M. (2015) Staff Compliance With Protocols to Improve the Management of Behavioral and Psychological Symptoms of Dementia. Journal of Gerontological Nursing, 41 (2). pp. 44-52.

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Abstract

Using data from a larger study investigating the eff ectiveness of a structured clinical protocol to manage individuals in residential facilities who experience behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia (BPSD), the current study investigated whether external clinical support in using the protocol with specifi c residents increased compliance in its use, over and above only providing a generic workshop about the protocol and management of BPSD. Results indicated that provision of the workshop, in addition to clinical support, was associated with signifi cantly higher compliance. However, compliance was only found to be related to positive outcomes when staff received the generic workshop and not clinical support. When clinical support was provided, compliance was not related to outcomes or worse outcomes. These fi ndings, when considered in the context of the results of the larger trial, suggest that the relationship among clinical support, compliance with BPSD protocols, and clinical outcomes for residents and staff is complex and needs further investigation.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Research Publications
Departments: College of Health and Behavioural Sciences > Institute of Medical & Social Care Research
Date Deposited: 17 Jun 2015 02:25
Last Modified: 23 Sep 2015 02:49
URI: http://e.bangor.ac.uk/id/eprint/4655
Publisher: Slack
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