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Validation of the Minimum Data Set Cognitive Performance Scale: agreement with the Mini-Mental State Examination.
The MDS Cognitive Performance Scale, when performed by a trained research nurse using recommended protocols, provides a valid measure of cognitive status in nursing home residents. Expand
Physician-patient communication in the primary care office: a systematic review.
Existing research is limited because of lack of consensus of what to measure, conflicting findings, and relative lack of empirical studies (especially of nonverbal behavior), Nonetheless, medical educators should focus on teaching and reinforcing behaviors known to be facilitative to understand further how physician behavior can enhance favorable patient outcomes. Expand
The Therapeutic Environment Screening Survey for Nursing Homes (TESS-NH): an observational instrument for assessing the physical environment of institutional settings for persons with dementia.
The SCUEQS provides a quantitative measure of environmental quality in institutional settings and efficiently assesses discrete elements of the physical environment and has strong reliability and validity. Expand
Attitudes, stress, and satisfaction of staff who care for residents with dementia.
Attending to the welfare and ongoing training of workers who have demonstrated job commitment may lessen their tendency to become jaded over time or seek job opportunities elsewhere. Expand
Evaluating the quality of life of long-term care residents with dementia.
PURPOSE This study's purpose was to better understand existing measures of quality of life in dementia residents of long-term care facilities. DESIGN AND METHODS We gathered data from 421 residentsExpand
Dizziness: State of the Science
Current knowledge about dizziness is reviewed by following the steps outlined in the Figure and recommendations for clinical practice and further research are made. Expand
The public health impact of Alzheimer's disease, 2000-2050: potential implication of treatment advances.
Alzheimer's care is likely to remain a major public health problem during the coming decades, and projections indicate that therapies which delay disease onset will markedly reduce overall disease prevalence, whereas therapies to treat existing disease will alter the proportion of cases that are mild as opposed to moderate/severe. Expand
Assisted living and nursing homes: apples and oranges?
The role of RC/AL vis-à-vis NHs is clarified, with smaller and for-profit facilities scoring lower than other facilities across multiple process measures, including those related to individual freedom and institutional order. Expand
The MDS Cognition Scale: A Valid Instrument for Identifying and Staging Nursing Home Residents with Dementia Using the Minimum Data Set
The development and validation of an MDS‐based cognitive index, the MDS Cognition Scale (MDS‐COGS), is reported by evaluating it against two popular dementia rating scales, the Global Deterioration Scale and the Mini‐Mental State Examination (MMSE). Expand
Dementia care and quality of life in assisted living and nursing homes.
This study relates elements of dementia care in residential care/assisted living facilities and nursing homes to resident quality of life and considers the guidance this information provides for practice and policy. Expand