Staff compliance with protocols to improve the management of behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia

Mellor, David, McCabe, Marita, Bird, Michael, Davison, Tanya, MacPherson, Sarah, Hallford, David and Seedy, Melissa 2015, Staff compliance with protocols to improve the management of behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia, Journal of gerontological nursing, vol. 41, no. 2, pp. 44-52, doi: 10.3928/00989134-20140701-01.

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Title Staff compliance with protocols to improve the management of behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia
Author(s) Mellor, DavidORCID iD for Mellor, David
McCabe, Marita
Bird, Michael
Davison, Tanya
MacPherson, Sarah
Hallford, David
Seedy, Melissa
Journal name Journal of gerontological nursing
Volume number 41
Issue number 2
Start page 44
End page 52
Total pages 9
Publisher Slack
Place of publication Thorofare, N.J.
Publication date 2015-02
ISSN 0098-9134
Keyword(s) Science & Technology
Life Sciences & Biomedicine
Geriatrics & Gerontology
Summary Using data from a larger study investigating the effectiveness of a structured clinical protocol to manage individuals in residential facilities who experience behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia (BPSD), the current study investigated whether external clinical support in using the protocol with specific residents increased compliance in its use, over and above only providing a generic workshop about the protocol and management of BPSD. Results indicated that provision of the workshop, in addition to clinical support, was associated with significantly higher compliance. However, compliance was only found to be related to positive outcomes when staff received the generic workshop and not clinical support. When clinical support was provided, compliance was not related to outcomes or worse outcomes. These findings, when considered in the context of the results of the larger trial, suggest that the relationship among clinical support, compliance with BPSD protocols, and clinical outcomes for residents and staff is complex and needs further investigation.
Language eng
DOI 10.3928/00989134-20140701-01
Field of Research 1110 Nursing
111001 Aged Care Nursing
Socio Economic Objective 920502 Health Related to Ageing
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
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