Barbara K Haight

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There are few interventions that help people with dementia retain or regain a sense of self. Thus, a controlled pilot study examined a life review/life storybook intervention, delivered by familiar care assistants to 30 people with dementia residing in assisted living facilities in Northern Ireland. A multivariate analysis of covariance showed significant(More)
This study used a randomized pretest/posttest control group design to test the effectiveness of auricular acupuncture interventions in diminishing psychological and physiological changes associated with cocaine craving in 30 treatment-seeking cocaine-dependent patients. The experimental group received the real auricular acupuncture intervention, insertion(More)
Although the terms reminiscence and life review continue to be used interchangeably in the literature, they are separate interventions. This article describes the differences, similarities, and commonalities in these two nursing interventions by highlighting differences in goals, theory base, the nurse's role, and the client's role. The implementation(More)
This study examined the underlying variables of selected reminiscing processes to determine those that contributed to well-being. Two hundred and forty subjects randomly selected from nursing homes and high-rises participated in one of 10 different reminiscing modalities for eight weeks. Measures of life satisfaction (LSI-A), psychological well being (ABS),(More)
There is a need for aging theories to become holistic and multidisciplinary with a life span focus. A theory is the construction of explicit explanations in accounting for empirical findings. A good gerontological theory integrates knowledge, tells how and why phenomena are related, leads to prediction, and provides process and understanding. In addition, a(More)
This article offers basic instructions for performing a life review and running a reminiscence therapy group. The differences between the two modalities become apparent with the descriptions of the separate processes. Each use recall and memory to function. It is hoped that the descriptions and directions described will clarify the differences in(More)
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