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Evaluating interventions for Behaviours that Challenge (BtC) in dementia care - what instruments do specialist practitioners working in the UK use?

Dunn, Rosie; Moniz-Cook, Esme

Authors

Rosie Dunn

Professor Esme Moniz-Cook E.D.Moniz-Cook@hull.ac.uk
Professor of Clinical Psychology of Ageing and Dementia Care Research/ Dementia Research Work Group Lead



Abstract

Written feedback was examined from participants who attended the February 2019 consultation. This informed the 35-item online survey that followed (May-June 2019). One item questioned practice on instruments used by specialist BtC practitioners to evaluate the effects of their interventions. Analysis of quantitative and qualitative data from this question is summarised in this article. We discuss what might be useful instruments for practitioners to use in routine practice in recognition of what might be considered clinically significant BtC in family and care home settings. We conclude that more work needs to be done with respect to evaluation of BtC work in family care settings. This should focus on use of instruments for recognition of BtC and evaluation of how families cope with BtC following the specialist interventions they have received.

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date 2019-10
Journal FPOP Bulletin
Print ISSN 2396-9652
Electronic ISSN 2396-9660
Publisher British Psychological Society
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 148
Pages 51-61
APA6 Citation Dunn, R., & Moniz-Cook, E. (2019). Evaluating interventions for Behaviours that Challenge (BtC) in dementia care - what instruments do specialist practitioners working in the UK use?. FPOP Bulletin, 148, 51-61
Publisher URL https://shop.bps.org.uk/publications/fpop-bulletin-148-october-2019.html

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