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Clinical symptoms, signs and tests for identification of impending and current water-loss dehydration in older people.
TLDR
To determine the diagnostic accuracy of state (one time), minimally invasive clinical symptoms, signs and tests to be used as screening tests for detecting water-loss dehydration in older people by systematically reviewing studies that have measured a reference standard and at least one index test in people aged 65 years and over.
Water intake of nursing home residents.
  • P. Gaspar
  • Medicine
    Journal of gerontological nursing
  • 1 April 1999
TLDR
Subjects with inadequate water intake were older, more independent, had few ingestion sessions per day, had intact speech, were semidependent with eating, did not drool, and had inadequate nutrient intake.
Implementation of a baby doll therapy protocol for people with dementia: Innovative practice
TLDR
An implementation protocol for doll therapy for those with dementia was developed and implemented with 16 residents in a dementia care center and participants had an increase in level of happiness, activity/liveliness, interaction with staff and others, and ease of giving care.
Clinical and physical signs for identification of impending and current water-loss dehydration in older people.
TLDR
The diagnostic accuracy of state (one time), minimally invasive clinical symptoms, signs and tests to be used as screening tests for detecting water-loss dehydration in older people was determined by systematically reviewing studies that measured a reference standard and at least one index test in people aged 65 years and over.
Management of Demented Patients Within the Community: Techniques Utilized and the Impact of Education
TLDR
Caregivers typically had difficulty describing and assessing the disruptive behaviors and generally identified management techniques in a trial and error fashion and were often unaware of potential side effects.
Comparison of Four Stadards for Determining Adequate Water Intake of Nursing Home Residents
  • P. Gaspar
  • Medicine, Education
    Research and Theory for Nursing Practice
  • 1 February 2011
TLDR
The purpose of this study was to compare four standards used to determine a recommended water intake among nursing home residents and found the standard based on height and weight provides the most individualized recommendation.
Implementation of an Epilepsy Self-Management Protocol
  • K. Cole, P. Gaspar
  • Medicine, Psychology
    The Journal of neuroscience nursing : journal of…
  • 1 February 2015
TLDR
The results of this study suggest that the ESMS is an acceptable tool for evaluating patients’ self-management behaviors and that educating patients with epilepsy about positive self- management behaviors may lead to better health outcomes.
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