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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/159683
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Challenges to diagnosing dementia in rural communities
Abstract:
Challenges to diagnosing dementia in rural communities
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2001
Author:Teel, Cynthia, PhD
P.I. Institution Name:University of Kansas Medical Center
Title:Associate Professor
Contact Address:School of Nursing, 3901 Rainbow Boulevard, Kansas City, KS, 66160, USA
Contact Telephone:913.588.1697
In ideal circumstances, diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease can now occur earlier in the course of the illness, allowing more time for family education and for treatment to maintain patient function. Realistically, providers in rural communities face several challenges in making timely diagnoses. Eighteen primary care providers in rural areas of a mid-western state were interviewed about their experiences in diagnosing dementia and implementing treatment plans. Most subjects reported the limited or nonexistent education, consultative services, and community resources as major impediments to diagnosis and treatment. In addition, absent and uncooperative families were cited as challenges to making and communicating dementia diagnoses. Subjects said that some family members denied that dementia was the problem, while others refused involvement with the patient's care. Regarding family involvement after the diagnosis, all subjects said that supportive family members were essential to keeping the patient at home, although few provided families with any educational resources regarding dementia or home care management. Many subjects were themselves without access to information about the newest interventions for dementia patients and families, which constrained their ability to provide optimal care. Identifying challenges faced by rural providers is essential in planning appropriate interventions for educational outreach and consultative support.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Midwest Nursing Research Society

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleChallenges to diagnosing dementia in rural communitiesen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/159683-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Challenges to diagnosing dementia in rural communities</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Midwest Nursing Research Society</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2001</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Teel, Cynthia, PhD</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">University of Kansas Medical Center</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Associate Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">School of Nursing, 3901 Rainbow Boulevard, Kansas City, KS, 66160, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-phone"><td class="label">Contact Telephone:</td><td class="value">913.588.1697</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">cteel@kumc.edu</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">In ideal circumstances, diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease can now occur earlier in the course of the illness, allowing more time for family education and for treatment to maintain patient function. Realistically, providers in rural communities face several challenges in making timely diagnoses. Eighteen primary care providers in rural areas of a mid-western state were interviewed about their experiences in diagnosing dementia and implementing treatment plans. Most subjects reported the limited or nonexistent education, consultative services, and community resources as major impediments to diagnosis and treatment. In addition, absent and uncooperative families were cited as challenges to making and communicating dementia diagnoses. Subjects said that some family members denied that dementia was the problem, while others refused involvement with the patient's care. Regarding family involvement after the diagnosis, all subjects said that supportive family members were essential to keeping the patient at home, although few provided families with any educational resources regarding dementia or home care management. Many subjects were themselves without access to information about the newest interventions for dementia patients and families, which constrained their ability to provide optimal care. Identifying challenges faced by rural providers is essential in planning appropriate interventions for educational outreach and consultative support.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T22:14:20Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T22:14:20Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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