Effectiveness of a structured education reminiscence-based programme for staff on the quality of life of residents with dementia in long-stay units: a study protocol for a cluster randomised trial

O’Shea et al. (2011) outline the study protocol for the trial referred to above. This study aimed to address the scarcity of trials on reminiscence as an intervention for people with dementia and the methodological issues associated with existing evidence.  The protocol outlines a two-group, single blind cluster randomised trial conducted in long stay care settings.  The primary outcome is quality of life for residents, with secondary outcomes of agitation levels and depression in residents, and staff care burden. 

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Effectiveness of a structured education reminiscence-based programme for staff on the quality of life of residents with dementia in long-stay units: a study protocol for a cluster randomised trial
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2011
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O'SHEA, E., DEVANE, D., MURPHY, K., COONEY, A., CASEY, D., JORDAN, F., HUNTER, A. and MURPHY, E., 2011. Effectiveness of a structured education reminiscence-based programme for staff on the quality of life of residents with dementia in long-stay units: a study protocol for a cluster randomised trial. Trials, 12, pp. 41-6215-12-41.