Behavioral approaches for reducing agitation in residents of long-term-care facilities: critical review and suggestions for future research.

@article{Landreville1998BehavioralAF,
  title={Behavioral approaches for reducing agitation in residents of long-term-care facilities: critical review and suggestions for future research.},
  author={Philippe Landreville and Maryline Bordes and Louise Dicaire and Ren{\'e} Verreault},
  journal={International psychogeriatrics},
  year={1998},
  volume={10 4},
  pages={397-419}
}
Many residents in long-term-care facilities demonstrate agitated behaviors. Research on behavioral approaches for reducing agitation in nursing home residents has been conducted during the past 25 years. This research is critically reviewed in this article and suggestions for future research are offered. Empirical evidence suggests that behavioral approaches are effective. Antecedent control strategies have been shown to reduce physically nonaggressive behaviors. Both aggressive and verbally… CONTINUE READING

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