Effects of the BACE Intervention on Agitation of Demented Residents in Long-Term Care

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/156695
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Presentation
Title:
Effects of the BACE Intervention on Agitation of Demented Residents in Long-Term Care
Abstract:
Effects of the BACE Intervention on Agitation of Demented Residents in Long-Term Care
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2004
Conference Date:July 22-24, 2004
Author:Kovach, Christine, PhD
P.I. Institution Name:University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Title:Professor
Objective:The Model of Imbalance in Sensoristasis (MIS) suggests that agitated behaviors may be initiated or exacerbated when there is an imbalance between sensory stimulating and sensory claming activity. This study tests the effectiveness of the BACE (i.e. Balancing Activity Controls Excesses) intervention in decreasing agitation in residents of long term care with dementia. Design:A pretest posttest double-blinded experimental design with random assignment to groups was used. Subjects were randomly assigned to study groups in time blocks of one week in order to eliminate the possibility that activity of a subject in one group would influence activity of a subject in another group. Time blocks were also randomized as treatment or control condition weeks. Sample: Seventy-eight residents of 13 long-term care facilities who had moderate or severe dementia were studied. Intervention:The BACE intervention consists of an assessment phase (12 hour observation of activity and agitation), planning phase (diagnose imbalances in sensoristasis and reconfigure daily schedule), and an intervention/posttesting phase (adjust schedule and repeat 12 hour observation). Results:Analysis of covariance revealed a statistically significant difference in agitation between the treatment and control groups (F = 7.07, p Conclusions:The BACE intervention is original, relatively simple to implement, and cost-effective. The results of this study have the potential to change practice by offering a new intervention for the prevention and treatment of agitation.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
22-Jul-2004
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleEffects of the BACE Intervention on Agitation of Demented Residents in Long-Term Careen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/156695-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Effects of the BACE Intervention on Agitation of Demented Residents in Long-Term 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">2004</td></tr><tr class="item-conference-date"><td class="label">Conference Date:</td><td class="value">July 22-24, 2004</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Kovach, Christine, PhD</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee</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">ckovach@uwm.edu</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Objective:The Model of Imbalance in Sensoristasis (MIS) suggests that agitated behaviors may be initiated or exacerbated when there is an imbalance between sensory stimulating and sensory claming activity. This study tests the effectiveness of the BACE (i.e. Balancing Activity Controls Excesses) intervention in decreasing agitation in residents of long term care with dementia. Design:A pretest posttest double-blinded experimental design with random assignment to groups was used. Subjects were randomly assigned to study groups in time blocks of one week in order to eliminate the possibility that activity of a subject in one group would influence activity of a subject in another group. Time blocks were also randomized as treatment or control condition weeks. Sample: Seventy-eight residents of 13 long-term care facilities who had moderate or severe dementia were studied. Intervention:The BACE intervention consists of an assessment phase (12 hour observation of activity and agitation), planning phase (diagnose imbalances in sensoristasis and reconfigure daily schedule), and an intervention/posttesting phase (adjust schedule and repeat 12 hour observation). Results:Analysis of covariance revealed a statistically significant difference in agitation between the treatment and control groups (F = 7.07, p Conclusions:The BACE intervention is original, relatively simple to implement, and cost-effective. The results of this study have the potential to change practice by offering a new intervention for the prevention and treatment of agitation.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T15:02:20Z-
dc.date.issued2004-07-22en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T15:02:20Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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