Examining the Role of Context in Alzheimer Care Centres: A Pilot Study
Start/End Dates: 2007 - 2009
Investigators/Collaborators/Advisors: Carole A. Estabrooks, Anne Sales, Agnes Mitchell
Funder: The Capital Care Group Alzheimer Care Research Grant
Grant Amount: $20,000
Description: This is a pilot study of a survey instrument.
The general approach is in six steps:
modification of the existing survey
administration of the survey
re-administration of the survey approximately one month later (to assess stability)
short (5-15 min) debriefing sessions (either one on one or in small groups) to obtain participants’ immediate feedback on the survey
analysis of the results
feedback of our findings
T his feedback will include:
traditional dissemination - presentation at least one scientific conference and publication in peer reviewed journals
information sessions with interested CAPITAL CARE staff and managers/administrators to describe and explain our findings
information sessions with care managers to discuss context as it exists in their specific center/unit
Purpose: The purpose of this study is to pilot a newly developed survey among primarily nonprofessional caregivers of long term care (LTC) residents with dementia in four settings within The CAPITAL CARE Group (TCCG): two Residential Alzheimer Care Centers and two Secured Dementia Units.
Our specific aims are:
- To modify the survey for use in facility-based long term care settings
- To assess the measurement properties of the survey (e.g., stability, internal consistency, face and content validity)
- To create a profile of context in TCCG’s Alzheimer Care Centers and Secured Dementia Units.
The products of this research program are:
- Squires, J.E., Estabrooks, C.A, Kong, L., Brooker, S. (2009). Examining the Role of Context in Alzheimer Care Centers: A Pilot Study Technical Report. (Report No.0804-TR). Edmonton, AB, Faculty of Nursing, University of Alberta. (ISBN: 978-1-55195-237-6)