Person-centred environment and care for residents with dementia: a cost-effective way of improving quality of life and q [ 2008 - 2013 ]

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Researchers: Prof Lynnette Chenoweth (Principal investigator) ,  E/Pr Jane Stein-Parbury Ian Forbes Prof Henry Brodaty Prof Madeleine King
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Brief description Improving the quality of life (QOL) and quality of care for persons with dementia are important areas of Australian health research. A growing body of evidence shows that QOL in dementia can be improved by relatively simple and inexpensive modifications to nursing care practices and the physical environment. Most studies in these areas are observational, few have utilized a randomized control group design, and none has included economic evaluation. This study will address these deficiencies. This is the first time that a randomized controlled trial of Person-Centred Care (PCC) and Person-Centred Environment Design (PCD) will be undertaken. The study will be conducted in 40 residential aged care services in New South Wales, to determine the efficacy and cost effectiveness of implementing PCC and PCD separately, and in combination, in improving resident quality of life and quality of care.

Funding Amount $AUD 1,548,805.47

Funding Scheme NHMRC Strategic Awards

Notes Dementia Research Grants Program

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