Morning care of patients with Alzheimer-type dementia: A theoretical model based on direct observations
1986 (English)In: Journal of Advanced Nursing, ISSN 0309-2402, E-ISSN 1365-2648, Vol. 11, no 4, 369-378 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Five hospitalized patients in different stages of Alzheimer-type dementia were monitored by unstructured, direct observations during morning care. Orem's model of nursing as a compensation for the patient's lack of self-care capabilities was used as a frame of reference for an analysis of the behaviours of patients and nurses during morning care. A 12-step classification system was developed to be used as a guide to understand and determine abilities essential for performance of morning care for demented patients. The quantitative assessment showed that none of the patients was able to manage morning care independently, but there was a wide variation in their highest level of performance.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
John Wiley & Sons, 1986. Vol. 11, no 4, 369-378 p.
Alzheimer's Disease, Alzheimer's Disease -- Nursing, Models, Theoretical, Self Care -- Evaluation, Middle Age, Aged, Inpatients, Male, Female, Human
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-100742DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2648.1986.tb01263.xPubMedID: 3638311OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-100742DiVA: diva2:793940