Health Professional Assessment of Behavior Management Skills of Family Caregivers of Persons with Dementia

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/308326
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Health Professional Assessment of Behavior Management Skills of Family Caregivers of Persons with Dementia
Author(s):
Inventor, Ben Remor
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Gamma Phi
Author Details:
Ben Remor Inventor, MSN, APN/CNP, Ben_Inventor@rush.edu
Abstract:

Poster presented on: Sunday, November 17, 2013, Saturday, November 16, 2013

Title: Health Professional Assessment of Behavior Management Skill of Family Caregivers of Persons with Dementia

 

Problem: Professionals are often called upon to help family caregivers of persons with dementia to improve their skills, particularly in management of behavioral symptoms of dementia.  A more refined process is needed that assists professionals to: 1) identify necessary caregiver skills; 2) assess these skills; and 3) target interventions that further develop needed caregiver skills.

Purpose: The purpose of this study was to: 1) describe the process of how professionals assessed behavior management skill of family caregivers of persons with dementia; and 2) identify factors that influenced professional’s assessment of caregiver skill.

 

Methods: This study was a secondary qualitative analysis of data collected in an on-going NIH-funded clinical trial (R01 NR009543) that tested an enhanced physical activity intervention (treatment) in comparison to a caregiver skill-building intervention (control). The sample consisted of 1,234 narrative responses from research interventionists who completed a 28-item Clinician Assessment of Behavioral Skill: Professional Form during caregivers’ baseline assessment. The Krippendorff’s technique for qualitative content analysis was used to identify themes.

 

Results: Three major themes emerged in professional’s rating of caregiver skill: 1) how skill was assessed; 2) factors that influenced professional assessment; and 3) caregiver characteristics that support skill.

 

Conclusion: Professional assessment of caregiver skill is a complex process.  Knowledge about dementia care is not enough.  Professionals need to further integrate complex information regarding needs of impaired family members, caregiver personal qualities, and health care provider environment in order to assist family caregivers to creatively apply adaptive intervention techniques.

Implications: Findings from this study expand understanding of caregiver skill components that can guide healthcare professionals to assess caregiver behavior management skill and target interventions for further caregiver skill development.  Findings may be used to teach clinicians how to rate caregiver skills in long-term care settings.

Keywords:
family caregivers; skill assessment; dementia
Repository Posting Date:
19-Dec-2013
Date of Publication:
19-Dec-2013
Conference Date:
2013
Conference Name:
42nd Biennial Convention
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
Description:
42nd Biennial Convention 2013 Theme: Give Back to Move Forward. Held at the JW Marriott
Note:
This 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.

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dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_GB
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleHealth Professional Assessment of Behavior Management Skills of Family Caregivers of Persons with Dementiaen_GB
dc.contributor.authorInventor, Ben Remoren_GB
dc.contributor.departmentGamma Phien_GB
dc.author.detailsBen Remor Inventor, MSN, APN/CNP, Ben_Inventor@rush.eduen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/308326-
dc.description.abstract<p>Poster presented on: Sunday, November 17, 2013, Saturday, November 16, 2013</p><b>Title</b>: Health Professional Assessment of Behavior Management Skill of Family Caregivers of Persons with Dementia <p class="Default"><b> </b><p class="Default"><b>Problem</b>: Professionals are often called upon to help family caregivers of persons with dementia to improve their skills, particularly in management of behavioral symptoms of dementia.  A more refined process is needed that assists professionals to: 1) identify necessary caregiver skills; 2) assess these skills; and 3) target interventions that further develop needed caregiver skills. <p class="Default"><b>Purpose</b>: The purpose of this study was to: 1) describe the process of how professionals assessed behavior management skill of family caregivers of persons with dementia; and 2) identify factors that influenced professional’s assessment of caregiver skill. <p class="Default"><b> </b><p class="Default"><b>Methods</b>: This study was a secondary qualitative analysis of data collected in an on-going NIH-funded clinical trial (R01 NR009543) that tested an enhanced physical activity intervention (treatment) in comparison to a caregiver skill-building intervention (control). The sample consisted of 1,234 narrative responses from research interventionists who completed a 28-item Clinician Assessment of Behavioral Skill: Professional Form during caregivers’ baseline assessment. The Krippendorff’s technique for qualitative content analysis was used to identify themes. <p class="Default"><b> </b><p class="Default"><b>Results</b>: Three major themes emerged in professional’s rating of caregiver skill: 1) how skill was assessed; 2) factors that influenced professional assessment; and 3) caregiver characteristics that support skill. <p class="Default"><b> </b><p class="Default"><b>Conclusion</b>: Professional assessment of caregiver skill is a complex process.  Knowledge about dementia care is not enough.  Professionals need to further integrate complex information regarding needs of impaired family members, caregiver personal qualities, and health care provider environment in order to assist family caregivers to creatively apply adaptive intervention techniques. <p class="Default"><b>Implications</b>: Findings from this study expand understanding of caregiver skill components that can guide healthcare professionals to assess caregiver behavior management skill and target interventions for further caregiver skill development.  Findings may be used to teach clinicians how to rate caregiver skills in long-term care settings.en_GB
dc.subjectfamily caregiversen_GB
dc.subjectskill assessmenten_GB
dc.subjectdementiaen_GB
dc.date.available2013-12-19T17:29:51Z-
dc.date.issued2013-12-19-
dc.date.accessioned2013-12-19T17:29:51Z-
dc.conference.date2013en_GB
dc.conference.name42nd Biennial Conventionen_GB
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen_GB
dc.conference.locationIndianapolis, Indiana, USAen_GB
dc.description42nd Biennial Convention 2013 Theme: Give Back to Move Forward. Held at the JW Marriotten_GB
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.en_GB
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