An exploration of occupation in nursing home residents with dementia

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/132450
Title:
An exploration of occupation in nursing home residents with dementia
Authors:
Morgan-Brown, Mark; Ormerod, Marcus; Newton, Rita; Manley, Dympna
Affiliation:
Cavan General Hospital,University of Salford,Monaghan General Hospital
Citation:
British Journal of Occupational Therapy May 2011 74(5)
Publisher:
The College of Occupational Therapists Ltd.
Journal:
British Journal of Occupational Therapy
Issue Date:
May-2011
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/132450
Additional Links:
10.4276/030802211X13046730116452
Language:
en
Description:
Objectives: This study evaluated the sitting room environment of two nursing homes in Ireland, using interactive occupation and social engagement as outcome measures and defining these rooms as occupational spaces. Method: Snapshot observational recordings were made in the main sitting rooms during the periods of time when the rooms were in most active use. Narrative information was also recorded. Results: Residents were more likely to occupy their time in the main sitting room passively, rather than in interactive occupation and social engagement. The nursing home residents with dementia spent approximately 70% of their daily time in the main sitting room areas in states of occupational disengagement. Discussion: Additional insight is provided through pragmatic narrative descriptions of the functioning of the main sitting room environment in terms of interactive occupation and social engagement. Relevance: The research study demonstrates a methodology for evaluating the sitting room areas of a care environment, using interactive occupation and social engagement as outcome measures,which can be used for descriptive and comparative insights into the performance of care environments.
Keywords:
DEMENTIA; RESEARCH; NURSING HOMES; OBSERVATION
Local subject classification:
SOCIAL ENGAGMENT

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorMorgan-Brown, Marken
dc.contributor.authorOrmerod, Marcusen
dc.contributor.authorNewton, Ritaen
dc.contributor.authorManley, Dympnaen
dc.date.accessioned2011-06-01T08:22:51Z-
dc.date.available2011-06-01T08:22:51Z-
dc.date.issued2011-05-
dc.identifier.citationBritish Journal of Occupational Therapy May 2011 74(5)en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/132450-
dc.descriptionObjectives: This study evaluated the sitting room environment of two nursing homes in Ireland, using interactive occupation and social engagement as outcome measures and defining these rooms as occupational spaces. Method: Snapshot observational recordings were made in the main sitting rooms during the periods of time when the rooms were in most active use. Narrative information was also recorded. Results: Residents were more likely to occupy their time in the main sitting room passively, rather than in interactive occupation and social engagement. The nursing home residents with dementia spent approximately 70% of their daily time in the main sitting room areas in states of occupational disengagement. Discussion: Additional insight is provided through pragmatic narrative descriptions of the functioning of the main sitting room environment in terms of interactive occupation and social engagement. Relevance: The research study demonstrates a methodology for evaluating the sitting room areas of a care environment, using interactive occupation and social engagement as outcome measures,which can be used for descriptive and comparative insights into the performance of care environments.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherThe College of Occupational Therapists Ltd.en
dc.relation.url10.4276/030802211X13046730116452en
dc.subjectDEMENTIAen
dc.subjectRESEARCHen
dc.subjectNURSING HOMESen
dc.subjectOBSERVATIONen
dc.subject.otherSOCIAL ENGAGMENTen
dc.titleAn exploration of occupation in nursing home residents with dementiaen
dc.contributor.departmentCavan General Hospital,University of Salford,Monaghan General Hospitalen
dc.identifier.journalBritish Journal of Occupational Therapyen
dc.description.provinceUlster-
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