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Author: Chieh-Chun Kao (5)


Dec
1969

Hyperphagia increases eating-associated risks for people with dementia and distress for caregivers. The purpose of this study was to compare the long-term effectiveness of spaced retrieval (SR) training and SR training combined with Montessori activities (SR + M) for improving hyperphagic behaviors of special care unit residents with dementia.
The study enrolled patients with dementia suffering from hyperphagia resident in eight institutions and used a cluster-randomized single-blind design, with 46 participants in the SR group, 49 in the SR + M group, and 45 participants in the control group.

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Jun
2009

To explore the effectiveness of acupressure and Montessori-based activities in decreasing the agitated behaviors of residents with dementia.
A double-blinded, randomized (two treatments and one control; three time periods) cross-over design was used.
Six special care units for residents with dementia in long-term care facilities in Taiwan were the sites for the study.

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Jan
2009

The aims of this study were to investigate whether the interaction effect between restraint and functional ability, and single ability during activities of daily living can predict agitation among residents with dementia.
Agitated behaviour is one of the most common symptoms of dementia and might endanger the patients themselves, caregivers and institutions. However, the prevalence of problem behaviours and its associated factors at long-term care facilities in Taiwan are less understood.

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Jul
2007

This paper is a report of a study undertaken to translate the Cohen-Mansfield Agitation Inventory from the original English into a Chinese language version and to establish the content, semantic and technical equivalence of the Chinese version.
Ensuring the equivalence of a translated Chinese version of the Cohen-Mansfield Agitation Inventory for patients with dementia is an essential requirement for identifying culturally specific expressions of agitated behaviours.
In Phase I, five experts scrutinized the Inventory items to determine whether the behaviour described was relevant to the agitated behaviours present in the Taiwanese culture.

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Feb
2005

Formal caregivers often play an important role in leading activities programs and arranging appropriate therapeutic activities in institutions. Studies have shown that, when elderly patients with dementia have participated in more structured activities, agitated behaviors have been significantly decreased. Also, structured activities have helped in the performance of ADL, as well as improved quality of sleep, decreased anxiety, improved self-expression and social interaction, enhanced caregiver's morale, and resulted in a more positive caring attitude on the part of caregivers.

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