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  1. The quality of long-term care for dementia : a survey of ward environments.

    Article - En anglais

    A survey of long-stay wards for elderly demented patients was carried out.

    The quality of five aspects of ward environment was assessed, covering institutional practices, social/recreational input, reality orientation cues, ward condition and space availability.

    Of the 28 wards surveyed, two-thirds achieved high quality on one aspect but only two wards had high quality on three or more aspects.

    In contrast, 14% of the wards obtained low-quality scores on at least three aspects.

    A hospital trend was found for the variation in institutional care practices.

    The results have implications for staff training and for reprovision programmes.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Qualité vie, Démence, Système nerveux pathologie, Système nerveux central pathologie, Encéphale pathologie, Maladie dégénérative, Service hospitalier, Environnement, Royaume Uni, Europe, Vieillard, Homme, Long séjour

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Quality of life, Dementia, Nervous system diseases, Central nervous system disease, Cerebral disorder, Degenerative disease, Hospital ward, Environment, United Kingdom, Europe, Elderly, Human

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 96-0070215

    Code Inist : 002B18H04. Création : 199608.