The Effectiveness of Using Therapeutic Dog Program on the Elderly with Dementia in Nursing Homes of Taiwan

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/304143
Category:
Full-text
Type:
Presentation
Title:
The Effectiveness of Using Therapeutic Dog Program on the Elderly with Dementia in Nursing Homes of Taiwan
Author(s):
Yeh, Ming-Lee
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Non-member
Author Details:
Ming-Lee Yeh, PhD, minglee@ntunhs.edu.tw
Abstract:

Session presented on: Monday, July 22, 2013

Purpose: This research was to develop and to evaluate a canine animal assisted therapy program in Taiwan.

Methods: Based on the concept of animal assisted therapy(AAT), this program included two stages. Based on a quasi-experimental research design, 58 elder residents with dementia in nursing homes participated in this program. Participants were divided into experimental (E group) and control group (C group) equally. 16 times of designed 'Therapeutic Dog' program was applied into E group, while regular living activity was applied into C group, during two months. The Multidimensional Observation Scale of Elderly Subjects (MOSES), Cohen-Mansfield Agitation Inventory (CMAI) and the individual therapeutic goal (ITG) were used for evaluating the effectiveness of this program.

Results: The results reveal: 1) both groups had improvement in MOSES and CMAI, but no statistical significant; 2) E group had significantly improvement in the individual therapeutic goal fields of oral expression, movement, memory and socialization; 3) the best improvement held in the field of 'socialization', especially 'keeping focusing on an activity' (p<.0001), while the improvement of 'oral expression' was the second, especially 'focusing on the same topic' (p<.0001).

Conclusion: The canine AAT activities have significant benefits for dementia elders on the fields of oral expression, movement, memory and socialization, especially on keeping longer focusing on an activity, and reducing repeated negative behaviors.

Keywords:
Long-Term Care; Animal-assistant Therapy; Dementia
Repository Posting Date:
22-Oct-2013
Date of Publication:
22-Oct-2013 ; 22-Oct-2013
Conference Date:
2013
Conference Name:
24th International Nursing Research Congress
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Prague, Czech Republic
Description:
24th International Nursing Research Congress Theme: Bridge the Gap Between Research and Practice Through Collaboration. Held at the Hilton Prague Hotel.

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dc.language.isoenen
dc.type.categoryFull-texten
dc.typePresentationen
dc.titleThe Effectiveness of Using Therapeutic Dog Program on the Elderly with Dementia in Nursing Homes of Taiwanen
dc.contributor.authorYeh, Ming-Leeen
dc.contributor.departmentNon-memberen
dc.author.detailsMing-Lee Yeh, PhD, minglee@ntunhs.edu.twen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/304143-
dc.description.abstract<p>Session presented on: Monday, July 22, 2013</p><b>Purpose: </b>This research was to develop and to evaluate a canine animal assisted therapy program in Taiwan. <p><b>Methods: </b>Based on the concept of animal assisted therapy(AAT), this program included two stages. Based on a quasi-experimental research design, 58 elder residents with dementia in nursing homes participated in this program. Participants were divided into experimental (E group) and control group (C group) equally. 16 times of designed 'Therapeutic Dog' program was applied into E group, while regular living activity was applied into C group, during two months. The Multidimensional Observation Scale of Elderly Subjects (MOSES), Cohen-Mansfield Agitation Inventory (CMAI) and the individual therapeutic goal (ITG) were used for evaluating the effectiveness of this program. <p><b>Results: </b> The results reveal: 1) both groups had improvement in MOSES and CMAI, but no statistical significant; 2) E group had significantly improvement in the individual therapeutic goal fields of oral expression, movement, memory and socialization; 3) the best improvement held in the field of 'socialization', especially 'keeping focusing on an activity' (p<.0001), while the improvement of 'oral expression' was the second, especially 'focusing on the same topic' (p<.0001). <p><b>Conclusion: </b>The canine AAT activities have significant benefits for dementia elders on the fields of oral expression, movement, memory and socialization, especially on keeping longer focusing on an activity, and reducing repeated negative behaviors.en
dc.subjectLong-Term Careen
dc.subjectAnimal-assistant Therapyen
dc.subjectDementiaen
dc.date.available2013-10-22T20:29:55Z-
dc.date.issued2013-10-22-
dc.date.issued2013-10-22en
dc.date.accessioned2013-10-22T20:29:55Z-
dc.conference.date2013en
dc.conference.name24th International Nursing Research Congressen
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen
dc.conference.locationPrague, Czech Republicen
dc.description24th International Nursing Research Congress Theme: Bridge the Gap Between Research and Practice Through Collaboration. Held at the Hilton Prague Hotel.en
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