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  1. Gender and interactions between care staff and elderly nursing home residents with dementia.

    Article - En anglais

    Objective

    This study explores the relationship between gender and the interactions of care staff and elderly people with dementia in residential care.

    Design

    Non-participant, time-sampling observation and coding of interactions between staff and residents.

    Setting

    36-bed independent (not-for-profit) long-term care unit.

    Subjects

    36 elderly people with dementia (19 men and 17 women) ; 37 care staff (30 women and 7 men).

    Measures

    The Quality of Interactions Schedule (QUIS).

    Results

    Male residents initiated significantly more interactions with staff than female residents.

    Men did not initiate interactions with female staff significantly more often than with male staff.

    Women did not initiate any interactions with male staff.

    Female staff initiated more interactions with residents than did male staff.

    Both male and female staff initiated a higher proportion of interactions with male residents than with female residents.

    Conclusions

    These findings suggest that gender may be a significant factor determining the rate of interactions between staff and residents in residential care, but further studies are required to confirm their generalizability across settings.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Relation soignant soigné, Personnel sanitaire, Infirmier, Interaction sociale, Etablissement troisième âge, Démence sénile, Vieillard, Homme, Système nerveux pathologie, Système nerveux central pathologie, Encéphale pathologie, Maladie dégénérative

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Health staff patient relation, Health staff, Nurse, Social interaction, Homes for the aged, Senile dementia, Elderly, Human, Nervous system diseases, Central nervous system disease, Cerebral disorder, Degenerative disease

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

    Cote : 97-0238549

    Code Inist : 002B18H04. Création : 11/06/1997.