Rehabilitation of Patients with Dementia: Cognitive Symptoms that Interfere with their Care

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/151309
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Rehabilitation of Patients with Dementia: Cognitive Symptoms that Interfere with their Care
Abstract:
Rehabilitation of Patients with Dementia: Cognitive Symptoms that Interfere with their Care
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2007
Author:McGilton, Katherine S., RN, PhD
P.I. Institution Name:Toronto Rehabilitation Institute
Title:Research Scientist
Co-Authors:Jennie Wells, MD, MS; Aileen Davis, BScPT, MSc, PhD; Elizabeth Rochon, BA, MSc, PhD; Susan Calabrese, RN, BScN, MSc; Gary Teare, and Gary Naglie, MDCM
[Research Presentation] Health care professionalsá (HCPs) on geriatric rehabilitation units often find that delivering quality care to patients with cognitive impairment is challenging. The objective of this study was to identify patientsÆ cognitive symptoms that staff find problematic and the strategies used when patients exhibit these behaviors. One hundred and thirty-three HCPÆs from 7 geriatric rehabilitation units in Ontario completed a self-administered survey. Results of this study indicate that HCPs perceive patientsÆ lack of insight or judgment, memory problems, and loss of ability to initiate activities as the three main symptoms that interfere with the staff æs ability to deliver rehabilitation. We will report findings on the frequencies of the behaviors that interfere with rehabilitation care and the different strategies used by health care professionals to compensate for the patientÆs lost cognitive abilities. Results will identify best practices for providing rehabilitation care and may lead to better outcomes for patientsÆ with cognitive impairment in a rehabilitation setting.
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.titleRehabilitation of Patients with Dementia: Cognitive Symptoms that Interfere with their Careen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/151309-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Rehabilitation of Patients with Dementia: Cognitive Symptoms that Interfere with their Care</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">McGilton, Katherine S., RN, PhD</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Toronto Rehabilitation Institute</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Research Scientist</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">mcgilton.kathy@torontorehab.on.ca</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Jennie Wells, MD, MS; Aileen Davis, BScPT, MSc, PhD; Elizabeth Rochon, BA, MSc, PhD; Susan Calabrese, RN, BScN, MSc; Gary Teare, and Gary Naglie, MDCM</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">[Research Presentation] Health care professionals&aacute; (HCPs) on geriatric rehabilitation units often find that delivering quality care to patients with cognitive impairment is challenging. The objective of this study was to identify patients&AElig; cognitive symptoms that staff find problematic and the strategies used when patients exhibit these behaviors. One hundred and thirty-three HCP&AElig;s from 7 geriatric rehabilitation units in Ontario completed a self-administered survey. Results of this study indicate that HCPs perceive patients&AElig; lack of insight or judgment, memory problems, and loss of ability to initiate activities as the three main symptoms that interfere with the staff &aelig;s ability to deliver rehabilitation. We will report findings on the frequencies of the behaviors that interfere with rehabilitation care and the different strategies used by health care professionals to compensate for the patient&AElig;s lost cognitive abilities. Results will identify best practices for providing rehabilitation care and may lead to better outcomes for patients&AElig; with cognitive impairment in a rehabilitation setting.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T10:58:16Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T10:58:16Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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