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Electronic tracking for people with dementia: An exploratory study of the ethical issues experienced by carers in making decisions about usage

Overview of attention for article published in Dementia, October 2012
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  • In the top 25% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (81st percentile)
  • Above-average Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (54th percentile)

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Title
Electronic tracking for people with dementia: An exploratory study of the ethical issues experienced by carers in making decisions about usage
Published in
Dementia, October 2012
DOI 10.1177/1471301212460445
Pubmed ID
Authors

Eleanor Bantry White, Paul Montgomery

Abstract

Electronic tracking through GPS (global positioning system) is being used to monitor and locate people with dementia who are vulnerable to becoming lost. Through a review of the literature and an original study, this article examined ethical issues associated with use in a domestic setting. The qualitative study consisted of in-depth interviews with 10 carers who were using electronic tracking. The study explored the values, beliefs and contextual factors that motivated carers to use electronic tracking. It examined the extent of involvement of the person with dementia in decision-making and it explored the various ethical dilemmas encountered by carers when introducing the tracking system. As an issue that emerged from the interviews, specific attention was paid to exploring covert usage. From the study findings, recommendations have been made for research and practice about the use of electronic tracking in dementia care.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 4 3%
Denmark 1 <1%
France 1 <1%
Norway 1 <1%
Unknown 115 94%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 23 19%
Student > Master 17 14%
Student > Bachelor 17 14%
Researcher 15 12%
Student > Postgraduate 7 6%
Other 24 20%
Unknown 19 16%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Social Sciences 23 19%
Medicine and Dentistry 20 16%
Psychology 13 11%
Nursing and Health Professions 12 10%
Computer Science 5 4%
Other 25 20%
Unknown 24 20%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 8. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 09 September 2016.
All research outputs
#3,571,792
of 20,591,902 outputs
Outputs from Dementia
#470
of 1,108 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#36,329
of 200,414 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Dementia
#5
of 11 outputs
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