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Communication skills training in a nursing home: effects of a brief intervention on residents and nursing aides

Overview of attention for article published in Clinical Interventions in Aging, January 2015
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Title
Communication skills training in a nursing home: effects of a brief intervention on residents and nursing aides
Published in
Clinical Interventions in Aging, January 2015
DOI 10.2147/cia.s73053
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Authors

Suzan Sprangers, Katinka Dijkstra, Anna Romijn-Luijten

Abstract

Effective communication by nursing home staff is related to a higher quality of life and a decrease in verbal and physical aggression and depression in nursing home residents. Several communication intervention studies have been conducted to improve communication between nursing home staff and nursing home residents with dementia. These studies have shown that communication skills training can improve nursing aides' communication with nursing home residents. However, these studies tended to be time-consuming and fairly difficult to implement. Moreover, these studies focused on the communicative benefits for the nursing home residents and their well-being, while benefits and well-being for the nursing aides were neglected. The current study focused on implementing a brief communication skills training program to improve nursing aides' (N=24) communication with residents with dementia (N=26) in a nursing home. The effects of the training on nursing aides' communication, caregiver distress, and job satisfaction and residents' psychopathology and agitation were assessed relative to a control group condition. Nursing aides in the intervention group were individually trained to communicate effectively with residents during morning care by using short instructions, positive speech, and biographical statements. Mixed ANOVAs showed that, after training, nursing aides in the intervention group experienced less caregiver distress. Additionally, the number of short instructions and instances of positive speech increased. Providing nursing aides with helpful feedback during care aids communication and reduces caregiver burden, even with a brief intervention that requires limited time investments for nursing home staff.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 1 <1%
Unknown 296 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 72 24%
Student > Master 31 10%
Student > Ph. D. Student 29 10%
Researcher 22 7%
Other 15 5%
Other 61 21%
Unknown 67 23%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 85 29%
Nursing and Health Professions 63 21%
Psychology 26 9%
Social Sciences 18 6%
Computer Science 5 2%
Other 26 9%
Unknown 74 25%
Attention Score in Context

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 5. 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 05 March 2020.
All research outputs
#6,875,065
of 25,373,627 outputs
Outputs from Clinical Interventions in Aging
#635
of 1,968 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#84,932
of 359,515 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Clinical Interventions in Aging
#18
of 45 outputs
Altmetric has tracked 25,373,627 research outputs across all sources so far. This one has received more attention than most of these and is in the 72nd percentile.
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