Consequences From Use of Reminiscence: a Randomised Intervention Study in Ten Danish Nursing Homes
Reminiscence is the systematic use of memories and recollections to strengthen self-identity and self-worth. The study aim was to investigate the consequences for nursing home residents and staff of integrating reminiscence into daily nursing care. Ten nursing homes were randomised into either an Intervention Group, who implemented reminiscence, or a Control Group, who continued with usual care. Data were collected at baseline and again 6 and 12 months after the intervention start. Results suggested that use of reminiscence can improve residents' quality of life and possibly delay progression in dementia symptoms. Nursing staff can experience greater satisfaction with personal and professional roles and develop a more positive view of the residents.
Consequences for Nursing Home Residents and Staff of Integrating Reminiscence Into Daily Nursing Care.
Behavioral: Implementation of reminiscence
|Study Design:||Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Supportive Care
- Nurses' attitudes towards professional role and contact with residents [ Time Frame: 1 year ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
- Residents' quality of life (proxy assessment) [ Time Frame: 1 year ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
|Study Start Date:||August 2005|
|Study Completion Date:||June 2008|
|Primary Completion Date:||September 2007 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
Experimental: Implementation of reminiscence
Individual and group reminiscence sessions held with residents, supplemented by reminiscence boxes, posters and exhibitions.
|Behavioral: Implementation of reminiscence|
|No Intervention: Usual nursing care|
|CAST - Centre for Applied Health Services Research & Technology Assessment, University of Southern Denmark|
|Odense, Denmark, 5000|