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dc.contributor.authorBarbosa, Ana*
dc.contributor.authorMarques, A.*
dc.contributor.authorSousa, L.*
dc.contributor.authorNolan, M.*
dc.contributor.authorFigueiredo, D.*
dc.date.accessioned2018-04-23T11:59:49Z
dc.date.available2018-04-23T11:59:49Z
dc.date.issued2016
dc.identifier.citationBarbosa A, Marques A, Sousa L et al (2016) Effects of a psycho-educational intervention on direct care workers’ communicative behaviors with residents with dementia. Health Communication. 31(4): 453-459.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10454/15605
dc.descriptionYesen_US
dc.description.abstractThis study assessed the effects of a person-centred care based psycho-educational intervention on direct care workers’ communicative behaviours with people with dementia living in aged care facilities. An experimental study with a pre-posttest control group design was conducted in four aged care facilities. Two experimental facilities received an eight-weekly psycho-educational intervention aiming to develop workers’ knowledge about dementia, person-centred care competences and tools for stress management; control facilities received an education-only, with no support to deal with stress. A total of 332 morning care sessions, involving fifty-six direct care workers (female, mean age 44.72±9.02), were video-recorded before and two weeks after the intervention The frequency and duration of a list of verbal and non-verbal communicative behaviours were analysed. Within the experimental group there was a positive change from pre to post-test on the frequency of all workers’ communicative behaviours. Significant treatment effects in favour of the experimental group were obtained for the frequency of inform (p<0.01, ƞ2partial=0.09) and laugh (p<0.01, ƞ2 partial=0.18). Differences between groups emerged mainly in relation to non-verbal communicative behaviours. The findings suggest that a person-centred care based psycho-educational intervention can positively affect the direct care workers’ communicative behaviours with residents with dementia. Further research is required to determine the extent of the benefits of this approach.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipFoundation for Science and Technologyen_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.relation.isreferencedbyhttps://doi.org/10.1080/10410236.2014.965382en_US
dc.rights© 2016 Taylor & Francis. This is an Author's Original Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Health Communication on 23 Sep 2015 available online at http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/10410236.2014.965382en_US
dc.subjectAged care facilitiesen_US
dc.subjectCommunicative behaviouren_US
dc.subjectDementiaen_US
dc.subjectDirect care workersen_US
dc.subjectPerson-centred careen_US
dc.titleEffects of a psycho-educational intervention on direct care workers’ communicative behaviours with residents with dementiaen_US
dc.status.refereedYesen_US
dc.date.application2015-09-23
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.type.versionAccepted Manuscripten_US
refterms.dateFOA2018-07-28T03:46:48Z


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