Assessment Scales for Advanced Dementia

Assessment Scales for Advanced Dementia

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“At a time when there is considerable interest in the palliative care needs of people with advanced dementia, this ‘tour de force’ on the development/psycho-metric testing of 11 tools (all included) will be invaluable to both researchers and practitioners wanting to develop better care.”—Jo Hockley, Ph.D., Senior Research Fellow, University of EdinburghAdvancing knowledge about dementia and helping to improve the care and services that are increasingly needed for the growing numbers of people with dementia-type diseases, this book brings together the best evidence-based measurement scales available for researchers and care providers.With proven reliability and validity, the 11 scales presented in this book are effective in eliciting meaningful data from study subjects, patients, and long-term care residents in the following domains: dementia severity, satisfaction with care, symptom management, comfort during dying, quality of life, activity involvement, discomfort, pain, quality of visits, agitation, and rejection of care.Analysis of each scale includes:• a detailed explanation of the concept being measured• the original published research article outlining the development and testing of the scale• a summary of how the scale has been used by others• suggestions on how to use the scale for new research• a user-friendly measurement form with complete instructions for use (also available as downloadable PDFs)These carefully selected scales will serve physicians, nurses, psychologists, and other professionals who are planning studies ranging from large-scale randomized clinical trials to the evaluation of unit-based quality improvement programs. This is a unique and indispensable collection for any researcher or practitioner in the dementia care field.

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ISBN-13: 9781938870408
Publisher: Health Professions Press
Publication date: 06/05/2015
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 240
File size: 66 MB
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Age Range: 17 - 18 Years

About the Author

Ladislav Volicer, Ph.D., FAAN, FGSA, is recognized as an international expert on advanced dementia care. He has published over 250 articles and chapters, and edited four books on the clinical management of dementia. Formerly Clinical Director of the Geriatric Research Education and Clinical Center at the VA Hospital in Bedford, MA, he teaches in his retirement at the School of Aging Studies, University of South Florida (Tampa, FL); the 3rd Medical Faculty, Charles University (Prague, Czech Republic); and the University of Western Sydney (Australia).Ann C. Hurley, R.N., D.N.Sc., FAAN, is Senior Nurse Scientist at Brigham and Women’s Hospital Center for Nursing Excellence (Boston, MA). She has published extensively in peer-reviewed journals, chapters, and books, and has collaborated for more than 20 years in a program of interdisciplinary research targeted to improve care for persons with advanced dementia.

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