Factors Relating to Agitated Behaviors of Institutionalized Residents with Dementia in Taiwan

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/149768
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Factors Relating to Agitated Behaviors of Institutionalized Residents with Dementia in Taiwan
Abstract:
Factors Relating to Agitated Behaviors of Institutionalized Residents with Dementia in Taiwan
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2007
Author:Lin, Li-Chan, PhD
P.I. Institution Name:National Yang-Ming University
Title:Professor
[Scientific session research presentation] Aims. The aims of this study were to determine the prevalence of problem behaviors, and to investigate the risk factors of problem behaviors in dementia special care units in Taiwan.Background. Agitated behavior is one of the most common symptoms of dementia and might endanger the patients themselves, caregivers and institutions. However, the prevalence of problem behaviors and its associated factors at long-term care facilities in Taiwan are less understood. Methods. Residents of dementia special care units in eight long-term care facilities were recruited. Subjects who were diagnosed with dementia were recruited in this study. Measurements included: demographic data, the Barthel index, Mini-Mental State Examination and the Cohen-Mansfield Agitation Inventory (CMAI). Results. The number of subjects who were identified with problem behaviors was 163 (43.5%). Significant differences in sex, being restrained, restrained time, age, family visits, functional status, and mental status were found between the agitated and non-agitated groups. However, family visits, mental status, and the interaction between functional status and being retrained were three independent factors associated with agitated behaviors after controlling for all other factors. Conclusions. It is recommended to construct strategies to encourage the family periodically visiting older residents and develop restraint-free environments in long-term care facilities.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleFactors Relating to Agitated Behaviors of Institutionalized Residents with Dementia in Taiwanen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/149768-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Factors Relating to Agitated Behaviors of Institutionalized Residents with Dementia in Taiwan</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2007</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Lin, Li-Chan, PhD</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">National Yang-Ming University</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">lichan@ym.edu.tw</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">[Scientific session research presentation] Aims. The aims of this study were to determine the prevalence of problem behaviors, and to investigate the risk factors of problem behaviors in dementia special care units in Taiwan.Background. Agitated behavior is one of the most common symptoms of dementia and might endanger the patients themselves, caregivers and institutions. However, the prevalence of problem behaviors and its associated factors at long-term care facilities in Taiwan are less understood. Methods. Residents of dementia special care units in eight long-term care facilities were recruited. Subjects who were diagnosed with dementia were recruited in this study. Measurements included: demographic data, the Barthel index, Mini-Mental State Examination and the Cohen-Mansfield Agitation Inventory (CMAI). Results. The number of subjects who were identified with problem behaviors was 163 (43.5%). Significant differences in sex, being restrained, restrained time, age, family visits, functional status, and mental status were found between the agitated and non-agitated groups. However, family visits, mental status, and the interaction between functional status and being retrained were three independent factors associated with agitated behaviors after controlling for all other factors. Conclusions. It is recommended to construct strategies to encourage the family periodically visiting older residents and develop restraint-free environments in long-term care facilities.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T10:09:08Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T10:09:08Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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