Title

Aged care staff perceptions of an online training program for responsive behaviours of residents with dementia

Document Type

Journal Article

Publication Title

Australasian Journal on Ageing

Volume

41

Issue

2

First Page

e112

Last Page

e121

PubMed ID

34761499

Publisher

Wiley

School

School of Nursing and Midwifery / Centre for Research in Aged Care

RAS ID

39761

Funders

Medical Research Future Fund Next Generation Clinical Researchers Practitioner Fellowship. Grant Number: 1155669 University of Western Australia International Fee Scholarship (UIFS) University Postgraduate Award (UPA)

Comments

Almutairi, H., Stafford, A., Etherton‐Beer, C., Flicker, L., & Saunders, R. (2022). Aged care staff perceptions of an online training program for responsive behaviours of residents with dementia. Australasian Journal on Ageing, 41(2), e112-e121. https://doi.org/10.1111/ajag.13015

Abstract

Objective: To explore residential aged care staff perceptions of an online training program on the management of antipsychotic medications for responsive behaviour in residential aged care. Methods: A qualitative process evaluation was undertaken in four residential aged care facilities of one organisation in Australia. Five focus group interviews were conducted with 25 participants including nurses, care workers, occupational therapists and assistants. Results: Direct care staff found that the training program increased their awareness and knowledge of responsive behaviours associated with dementia. Inductive thematic analysis identified three themes: (1) impact of online learning for dementia care; (2) applying online learning in dementia practice; and (3) realising the benefits and challenges of online learning. Conclusions: From the perspective of the participants, the online training program had a positive effect on their knowledge, communication and practice of caring for residents with dementia with responsive behaviours.

DOI

10.1111/ajag.13015

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Research Themes

Health

Priority Areas

Exercise, nutrition, lifestyle and other interventions for optimal health across the lifespan

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