Ingrid Hendlmeier

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OBJECTIVE Two-thirds of all residents in nursing homes in Germany suffer from some type of dementia. We investigated whether or not dementia patients receiving special (segregated or partially segregated) care exhibited a better quality of life than their counterparts residing in traditional nursing homes. METHODS In a cross-sectional study in 28 special(More)
OBJECTIVE The study aimed to determine the prevalence of dementia and the degree of medical care among residents of nursing homes based on a nationally representative sample of nursing homes in Germany for the first time. METHODS Based on a probability sample of 609 long-term care institutions in Germany, we drew a sample of 86 facilities by applying a(More)
AIMS Little is known about how behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia (BPSD) manifest in the general hospital. The aim was to examine the frequency of BPSD in general hospitals and their associations with nursing staff distress and complications in care. METHODS Cross-sectional representative study with 1469 patients aged ≥65, including 270(More)
OBJECTIVE The objective of this study was to examine the psychometric quality of the 6-Item Cognitive Impairment Test (6CIT) as a bedside screening for the detection of dementia in general hospital patients. METHOD Participants (N = 1,440) were inpatients aged ≥65 of 33 randomly selected general hospitals in Southern Germany. The 6CIT was conducted at(More)
BACKGROUND Until now older adults have not been a target group for surveys regarding their personal attitudes towards euthanasia, although they are closest to chronic illness and death. OBJECTIVE To determine the attitudes of older adults towards euthanasia and controversial topics in the context of illness, euthanasia and care (e. g. palliative care) on(More)
Ältere Menschen waren bisher keine Zielgruppe von Studien zu Einstellungen gegenüber Sterbehilfe, obwohl sie chronischen Erkrankungen und dem Ende des Lebens am nächsten stehen. Die Haltung der älteren Bevölkerung gegenüber Sterbehilfe und kontrovers diskutierten Argumenten im Kontext von chronischer Erkrankung, Sterbehilfe und Versorgung (z. B.(More)
Recent studies reveal that approximately two thirds of the residents in German nursing homes suffer from some type of moderate to severe dementia. In addition to cognitive impairments, other psychiatric symptoms and behavior problems frequently impact the quality of life of the affected residents, their fellow residents and the nursing staff. Novel concepts(More)
The main aim of the study was to investigate the effectiveness of multidisciplinary guidelines in promoting the mobility of people with dementia in 20 German nursing homes. The study was based on a semi-experimental design [pre-post design with intervention (IG) and control group]. The statistical analyses revealed a significantly slower decline of the(More)
Spezielle Angebote und Maßnahmen für Krankenhauspatienten mit kognitiven Beeinträchtigungen werden vor allem in Modellprojekten erprobt. Ziel der vorliegenden Untersuchung ist es, die Häufigkeit spezieller Angebote sowie deren Inanspruchnahme auf der Basis einer repräsentativen Stichtagserhebung in Allgemeinkrankenhäusern (AKH) zu untersuchen. Aus den AKH(More)
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