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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/182992
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Baby Doll Therapy: Intervention for Behavioral Disturbances in Alzheimer's Disease
Author(s):
Torosian, Jennifer; Duchene, Pam
Author Details:
Jennifer Torosian, MSN, RN, St. Joseph Hospital, Nashua, New Hampshire, USA, email: jtorosian@sjh-nh.org; Pam Duchene, DNSc, ARNP, CNAA
Abstract:
Poster Presentation: With the aging of America, it is estimated that over the next twenty five years the older population will more than double in size growing from 35 million to 71.5 million. In 2030 one in five Americans will be over 65 and will account for 20% of the total U.S. population. Given such figures, it is essential that healthcare providers research and discover alternative dementia care treatment that can decrease agitation behaviors on its own or used in conjunction with psychopharmacology. Using the Johnson Behavioral System Model to guide the daily nursing practice, a quantitative, quasi-experimental study was designed in which subjects who experience agitation behaviors such as pacing, hitting, kicking, biting, sentence, or word repeating are introduced to a baby doll. Subjects are observed for fifteen minutes pre and post-intervention. During the observation periods the number of demonstrated agitation behaviors are recorded using the observer short format of the Cohen-Mansfield Agitation Inventory (CMAI). The intervention attempt is a minimum of thirty seconds for patient experiencing an increase in agitated behaviors. Benefits to subjects are a decrease in agitation and less use of chemical and/or physical restraints. Baby doll therapy intervention may be used as many times as deemed necessary by the results of the CMAI, since there are no identified risks of intervention. Subjects who bond tightly with the baby doll they keep the doll following discharge from the acute program. References: Spira, A., Edelstein, B. (2006). Behavioral interventions for agitation in older adults with dementia: An evaluative review. International Psychogeriatrics. 10(February), 1-31. Kolanowski, A., Litaker, M. (2006). Social interaction, premorbid personality, and agitation in nursing home residents with dementia. Archives of Psychiatric Nursing. 20(1), 12-20.
Repository Posting Date:
28-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
28-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2006
Conference Name:
ANCC National Magnet Conference
Conference Host:
American Nurses Credentialing Center
Conference Location:
Denver, Colorado, USA
Description:
10th American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) National Magnet Conference, held 4-6 October, 2006 at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver, Colorado, USA.
Note:
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dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleBaby Doll Therapy: Intervention for Behavioral Disturbances in Alzheimer's Diseaseen_GB
dc.contributor.authorTorosian, Jenniferen_US
dc.contributor.authorDuchene, Pamen_US
dc.author.detailsJennifer Torosian, MSN, RN, St. Joseph Hospital, Nashua, New Hampshire, USA, email: jtorosian@sjh-nh.org; Pam Duchene, DNSc, ARNP, CNAAen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/182992-
dc.description.abstractPoster Presentation: With the aging of America, it is estimated that over the next twenty five years the older population will more than double in size growing from 35 million to 71.5 million. In 2030 one in five Americans will be over 65 and will account for 20% of the total U.S. population. Given such figures, it is essential that healthcare providers research and discover alternative dementia care treatment that can decrease agitation behaviors on its own or used in conjunction with psychopharmacology. Using the Johnson Behavioral System Model to guide the daily nursing practice, a quantitative, quasi-experimental study was designed in which subjects who experience agitation behaviors such as pacing, hitting, kicking, biting, sentence, or word repeating are introduced to a baby doll. Subjects are observed for fifteen minutes pre and post-intervention. During the observation periods the number of demonstrated agitation behaviors are recorded using the observer short format of the Cohen-Mansfield Agitation Inventory (CMAI). The intervention attempt is a minimum of thirty seconds for patient experiencing an increase in agitated behaviors. Benefits to subjects are a decrease in agitation and less use of chemical and/or physical restraints. Baby doll therapy intervention may be used as many times as deemed necessary by the results of the CMAI, since there are no identified risks of intervention. Subjects who bond tightly with the baby doll they keep the doll following discharge from the acute program. References: Spira, A., Edelstein, B. (2006). Behavioral interventions for agitation in older adults with dementia: An evaluative review. International Psychogeriatrics. 10(February), 1-31. Kolanowski, A., Litaker, M. (2006). Social interaction, premorbid personality, and agitation in nursing home residents with dementia. Archives of Psychiatric Nursing. 20(1), 12-20.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-28T15:49:29Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-28en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-28T15:49:29Z-
dc.conference.date2006en_US
dc.conference.nameANCC National Magnet Conferenceen_US
dc.conference.hostAmerican Nurses Credentialing Centeren_US
dc.conference.locationDenver, Colorado, USAen_US
dc.description10th American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) National Magnet Conference, held 4-6 October, 2006 at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver, Colorado, USA.en_US
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission. Alternatively, please contact the conference host, journal, or publisher (according to the circumstance) for further details regarding this item. If a citation is listed in this record, the item has been published and is available via open-access avenues or a journal/database subscription. Contact your library for assistance in obtaining the as-published article.-
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