Factors that relate to activity engagement in nursing home residents

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Linda L. Buettner, Professor (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/

Abstract: Many nursing home residents are unoccupied and at risk for poor health outcomes because of inactivity. The purpose of this study was to identify characteristics of residents with dementia that predict engagement in activities when activities are implemented under ideal conditions. Data from a clinical trial that tested the effi-cacy of individually prescribed activities were used to address the study aim. Thirty subjects were videotaped daily for 12 days during 20-minute activity sessions. Measures of engagement (time on task and level of par-ticipation) were taken from these videotapes. Univariate logistic regression analyses indicated that cognitive sta-tus and physical function explained a significant amount of variance in engagement. Efforts to promote function may facilitate even greater benefits from prescribed activities by improving capacity for engagement.

Additional Information

American Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease & Other Dementias. 21(1):15-22.
Language: English
Date: 2006
Nursing home residents, Dementia, Activities, engagement, Participation

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