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dc.contributor.authorBarbosa, Ana*
dc.contributor.authorNolan, M.*
dc.contributor.authorSousa, L.*
dc.contributor.authorMarques, A.*
dc.contributor.authorFigueiredo, D.*
dc.date.accessioned2018-04-23T13:57:17Z
dc.date.available2018-04-23T13:57:17Z
dc.date.issued2016-03
dc.identifier.citationBarbosa A, Nolan M, Sousa L et al (2016) Effects of psychoeducational intervention for direct care workers caring for people with dementia: results from a 6-month follow-up study. American Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease & Other Dementias® 31(2): 144-155.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10454/15608
dc.descriptionYesen_US
dc.description.abstractThis study aimed to assess the effects of a psycho-educational intervention, designed to improve direct care workers’ stress, burnout and job satisfaction and person-centered communicative behavior with people with dementia. A pretest-posttest control group design was conducted in four aged-care facilities. Two experimental facilities received a psycho-educational intervention; two control facilities received an education-only. Data were gathered from fifty three care workers at baseline, immediately and six months after the intervention, through self-administrated instruments and video-recorded morning care sessions. The experimental group showed a significant decrease in care workers’ burnout and a significant improvement in several communicative behaviors (e.g., involvement). Stress levels deteriorated at six months and no intervention effects were found for job satisfaction. The findings highlight the importance of providing care workers with both technical competences and tools for stress management as this might be associated with a reduction of their levels of exhaustion and improved communicative behaviors.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipFoundation for Science and Technologyen_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.relation.isreferencedbyhttps://doi.org/10.1177/1533317515603500en_US
dc.rightsThe final, definitive version of this paper has been published in American Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease & Other Dementias®, vol 31/ issue 2 by SAGE Publications Ltd, All rights reserved. © 2015 The Authors.en_US
dc.subjectAged-care facilitiesen_US
dc.subjectDementiaen_US
dc.subjectPerson-centred careen_US
dc.subjectDirect care workersen_US
dc.subjectPsychoeducational interventionen_US
dc.titleEffects of a psychoeducational intervention for direct care workers caring for people with dementia: results from a 6-month follow-up studyen_US
dc.status.refereedYesen_US
dc.date.application2015-09-22
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.type.versionAccepted Manuscripten_US
refterms.dateFOA2018-07-29T03:15:31Z


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