Barbara K Haight

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This study examined the therapeutic role of a structured life review process in a randomly selected group of 60 homebound elderly subjects. Subjects were placed in three groups and tested on four dependent variables at the beginning and end of an 8-week period. These variables were life satisfaction, psychological well-being, depression, and activities of(More)
To date, there is little information on the therapeutic effects of the life review beyond one year. This analysis followed fifty-two of 256 subjects who lived for at least three years in a nursing home. These participants received either a life review or friendly visit and took part in four repeated testings to determine the lasting effects of the life(More)
Relocation to a nursing home places frail elders at risk for developing depression and suicide ideation. This study followed two hundred and fifty-six newly relocated nursing home residents for five years. Using a Solomon Four research design, participants were divided into four groups, two control and two experimental, one each with pretesting and all with(More)
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 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)
This study examined the long-term effects of a structured life review process in a group of 52 homebound elderly clients. Subjects in three groups were tested three times on four dependent variables. At 8 weeks the experimental group, after receiving the life review process, showed significant gains on two dependent variables, life satisfaction and(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)
The MR provides a means for a variety of sensory experiences that can increase the quality of life for an individual with dementia. It is an example of an innovative approach to meeting the social and recreational needs of individuals with dementia. In addition, the MR enables staff and family members to communicate and build relationships with residents on(More)
Snoezelen is a multisensory intervention delivered in a specially designed room with high-tech instruments. It is especially useful for end-stage patients with Alzheimer's disease. Snoezelen provides an enabling atmosphere in a failure-free environment. It has been a popular intervention in Great Britain and is just beginning to appear in the United States.