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dc.contributor.authorJenkins, C.*
dc.contributor.authorSmythe, A.*
dc.contributor.authorGalant-Miecznikowska, M.*
dc.contributor.authorBentham, P.*
dc.contributor.authorOyebode, Jan R.*
dc.date.accessioned2016-11-28T16:54:35Z
dc.date.available2016-11-28T16:54:35Z
dc.date.issued2016-05
dc.identifier.citationJenkins C, Smythe A, Galant-Miecznikowska M et al (2016) Overcoming challenges of conducting research in nursing homes. Nursing Older People. 28(5): 16-23.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10454/10841
dc.descriptionNoen_US
dc.description.abstractIn the UK, one third of the 850,000 people with dementia live in care homes. This article explores the process of carrying out research in nursing homes, identifying barriers and enabling factors, and making recommendations for researchers. The authors’ experiences derive from an ongoing study investigating the effect of educational interventions to promote and embed person-centred care, designed for nurses caring for the people with dementia in nursing homes. Design issues arose from the need to use cluster randomisation which requires a large sample size, implementation fidelity, poor compliance and high numbers of participants lost to follow up. Further difficulties included gaining ethical approval, recruitment, raising concerns and the practicalities of participant retention. There are many benefits of conducting research in care homes, for the homes themselves, their staff and residents. These include training and education, networking and empowerment of staff and subsequent improved standards of care. For the research team, benefits include opportunities to contribute to an underserved setting, to advance care standards and improve nurses’ working lives.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipThe authors would like to acknowledge the Burdett Trust for Nursing who funded the studyen_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.relation.isreferencedbyhttp://dx.doi.org/ 10.7748/nop.28.5.16.s24en_US
dc.subjectCare homes; Dementia; Ethical considerations; Long-term care; Older people; Researchen_US
dc.titleOvercoming challenges of conducting research in nursing homesen_US
dc.status.refereedYesen_US
dc.date.Accepted2016-01-15
dc.typeArticleen_US
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