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‘Getting to Know Me’: The second phase roll-out of a staff training programme for supporting people with dementia in general hospitals

Overview of attention for article published in Dementia (14713012), February 2016
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Title
‘Getting to Know Me’: The second phase roll-out of a staff training programme for supporting people with dementia in general hospitals
Published in
Dementia (14713012), February 2016
DOI 10.1177/1471301216634926
Pubmed ID
Authors

Ruth Elvish, Simon Burrow, Rosanne Cawley, Kathryn Harney, Mark Pilling, Julie Gregory, John Keady

Abstract

The aims were to evaluate a second phase roll-out of a dementia care training programme for general hospital staff and to further develop two outcome scales: the Confidence in Dementia scale for measuring confidence in working with people with dementia and the Knowledge in Dementia scale for measuring knowledge in dementia. Following a 'training the trainers' phase, the study involved the delivery of the 'Getting to Know Me' training programme to a large number of staff (n = 517) across three National Health Service (NHS) Trusts situated in North-West England. The impact of the programme was evaluated using a pre-post design which explored: (i) changes in confidence in dementia, (ii) changes in knowledge in dementia, and (iii) changes in beliefs about behaviours that challenge. Statistically significant change was identified between pre-post training on all outcome measures (Confidence in Dementia: eight point increase, p < 0.001; Knowledge in Dementia: two point increase p < 0.001; controllability beliefs scale: four point decrease, p < 0.001). Medium to large effect sizes were demonstrated on all outcome measures. The psychometric properties of the Confidence in Dementia and Knowledge in Dementia scales are reported. Staff knowledge in dementia and confidence in working with people with dementia significantly increased following attendance at the training sessions. The findings are consistent with preliminary findings and strengthen current knowledge about the impact of dementia care training in general hospitals. The Confidence in Dementia and Knowledge in Dementia scales continue to demonstrate psychometrically sound properties and demonstrate utility in the field of dementia research.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 30 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Unspecified 8 27%
Student > Master 6 20%
Student > Ph. D. Student 5 17%
Student > Bachelor 3 10%
Researcher 3 10%
Other 5 17%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Unspecified 10 33%
Nursing and Health Professions 6 20%
Social Sciences 4 13%
Psychology 4 13%
Medicine and Dentistry 3 10%
Other 3 10%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 6. 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 30 June 2017.
All research outputs
#2,736,704
of 12,557,194 outputs
Outputs from Dementia (14713012)
#338
of 795 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#62,645
of 266,526 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Dementia (14713012)
#21
of 32 outputs
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