Preparing care home staff to manage challenging behaviours among residents living with dementia: A mixed-methods evaluation


We evaluated an intervention designed to manage challenging behaviours of people with dementia. Framework analysis of interviews (n = 21) showed the intervention modified practice and perceptions. The intervention (n = 58; power calculation proposed n = 160 for medium effect) had no significant effect on attitudes to dementia for time (p = .42) or care home (p = .15). The Maslach burnout scores did not change significantly for person-centredness for time (p = .83) or care home (p = .29). Hope scores showed a significant effect post-intervention (p = .004), but this was not maintained. No significant main effect was found for care home (p = .36). Experiential learning enabled staff to experience benefits of person-centred care firsthand.

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Divisions: College of Health & Life Sciences > Aston Pharmacy School
College of Health & Life Sciences > Chronic and Communicable Conditions
College of Health & Life Sciences
College of Health & Life Sciences > School of Psychology
Additional Information: This article is distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License ( which permits any use, reproduction and distribution of the work without further permission provided the original work is attributed as specified on the SAGE and Open Access pages ( Funding: National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) under its Research for Patient Benefit (RfPB) Programme (grant reference no. 0613-31071).
Uncontrolled Keywords: dementia,medication therapy management,nursing homes,patient-centred care,psychological intervention,Clinical Psychology,Psychiatry and Mental health
Publication ISSN: 2055-1029
Last Modified: 14 May 2024 07:15
Date Deposited: 08 Jul 2020 08:51
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PURE Output Type: Article
Published Date: 2020-07-03
Accepted Date: 2020-01-01
Authors: Campbell, Niyah
Maidment, Ian D (ORCID Profile 0000-0003-4152-9704)
Randle, Emma
Shaw, Rachel L (ORCID Profile 0000-0002-0438-7666)



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