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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
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
Dementia as a Risk Factor for Falls and Fall Injuries Among Nursing Home Residents
Objectives: To compare rates of falling between nursing home residents with and without dementia and to examine dementia as an independent risk factor for falls and fall injuries.
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
Outcome expectations for exercise scale: utility and psychometrics.
This study provides some initial support for the reliability and validity of the OEE scale, which was developed based on Bandura's theory of self-efficacy and the work of prior researchers in the development of measures of outcome expectations. 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
How good is assisted living? Findings and implications from an outcomes study.
No single component defines "good" AL care and practice and policy should not focus narrowly on any one area or restrict the type of care-this being welcome news that supports diversity to accommodate individual preferences. Expand
Cognitive Impairment in Hip Fracture Patients: Timing of Detection and Longitudinal Follow‐Up
To examine the prevalence, incidence, persistence, predictors, and outcomes of cognitive impairment after hip fracture, a large number of patients with previous hip fractures were diagnosed with mild cognitive impairment. Expand