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Catastrophic reactions and other behaviors of Alzheimer's residents: special unit compared with traditional units
Archives of Psychiatric Nursing
  • Elizabeth A. Swanson, University of Iowa
  • Meridean Maas, University of Iowa
  • Kathleen C. Buckwalter, University of Iowa
Document Type
Article
Peer Reviewed
1
Publication Date
10-1-1993
NLM Title Abbreviation
Arch Psychiatr Nurs
PubMed ID
8257198
Abstract
Using a quasi-experimental pretest/posttest design, the effects of a Special Care Unit (SCU) on the incidence of catastrophic reactions and other behaviors of nursing home residents with Alzheimer's disease (AD) were examined. Findings indicate significantly fewer catastrophic reactions and other selected behavior changes occurred during the posttest period for subjects in the experimental group compared with the subjects in the control group. Implications for psychiatric consultation/liaison nurses (PCLNs) working with this vulnerable population are discussed.
Keywords
  • Alzheimer's Disease -- Nursing,
  • Long Term Care,
  • Nursing Units,
  • Gerontologic Nursing,
  • Socioenvironmental Therapy,
  • Alzheimer's Disease -- Therapy,
  • Quasi-Experimental Studies,
  • Pretest-Posttest Design,
  • Convenience Sample,
  • Research Instruments,
  • Interrater Reliability,
  • Descriptive Statistics,
  • Models,
  • Theoretical,
  • Nursing Home Patients,
  • Middle Age,
  • Aged,
  • Aged,
  • 80 and Over,
  • Inpatients,
  • Male,
  • Female,
  • Patient Attitudes,
  • Behavioral Changes,
  • Psychiatric Nursing,
  • Nurse Liaison,
  • Human
Published Article/Book Citation
Archives of Psychiatric Nursing, 7:5 (1993) pp.292-299.
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Citation Information
Elizabeth A. Swanson, Meridean Maas and Kathleen C. Buckwalter. "Catastrophic reactions and other behaviors of Alzheimer's residents: special unit compared with traditional units" Archives of Psychiatric Nursing Vol. 7 Iss. 5 (1993) p. 292 - 299 ISSN: 0883-9417
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/meridean_maas/108/