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Fidelity challenges while implementing an intervention aimed at increasing eating performance among nursing home residents with cognitive decline: a multicentre, qualitative descriptive study design Running head: Interventions implementation fidelity in n (2020)
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Palese, A., Achbani, B., Hayter, M., & Watson, R. (in press). Fidelity challenges while implementing an intervention aimed at increasing eating performance among nursing home residents with cognitive decline: a multicentre, qualitative descriptive study design Running head: Interventions implementation fidelity in nursing home. Journal of clinical nursing, https://doi.org/10.1111/jocn.15507

Aims and objectives To increase the knowledge on fidelity challenges in intervention studies promoting eating independence in residents with cognitive decline living in nursing homes (NHs). Background A few studies have documented to date factor... Read More about Fidelity challenges while implementing an intervention aimed at increasing eating performance among nursing home residents with cognitive decline: a multicentre, qualitative descriptive study design Running head: Interventions implementation fidelity in n.

What nursing home environment can maximise eating independence best among residents with cognitive impairment? Findings of a secondary analysis (2020)
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Palese, A., Gonella, S., Grassetti, L., Longobardi, M., De Caro, A., Achil, I., …Watson, R. (in press). What nursing home environment can maximise eating independence best among residents with cognitive impairment? Findings of a secondary analysis. Geriatric Nursing, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gerinurse.2020.03.020

To explore the influence of the Nursing Home (NH) environment on eating independence while taking into account individual and nursing care factors, was the aim of the study. A secondary analysis was performed based on data collected in a multicentr... Read More about What nursing home environment can maximise eating independence best among residents with cognitive impairment? Findings of a secondary analysis.

Enhancing independent eating among older adults with dementia: A scoping review of the state of the conceptual and research literature (2020)
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Palese, A., Bressan, V., Hayter, M., & Watson, R. (2020). Enhancing independent eating among older adults with dementia: A scoping review of the state of the conceptual and research literature. BMC Nursing, 19(1), https://doi.org/10.1186/s12912-020-00425-x

Background Addressing eating difficulties among older individuals with dementia living in nursing homes requires evidence-based interventions. However, to date, there is limited evidence of effective interventions designed to maintain and/or increas... Read More about Enhancing independent eating among older adults with dementia: A scoping review of the state of the conceptual and research literature.

A path analysis on the direct and indirect effects of the unit environment on eating dependence among cognitively impaired nursing home residents (2019)
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Palese, A., Grassetti, L., Bressan, V., Decaro, A., Kasa, T., Longobardi, M., …Watson, R. (2019). A path analysis on the direct and indirect effects of the unit environment on eating dependence among cognitively impaired nursing home residents. BMC health services research, 19(1), 775. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12913-019-4667-z

BACKGROUND: This study aims to estimate the direct and indirect effects of the unit environment alongside individual and nursing care variables on eating dependence among residents who are cognitively impaired and living in a nursing home. METHOD: A... Read More about A path analysis on the direct and indirect effects of the unit environment on eating dependence among cognitively impaired nursing home residents.

Self-feeding dependence incidence and predictors among nursing home residents: Findings from a 5 year retrospective regional study (2019)
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Palese, A., Grassetti, L., Zuttion, R., Ferrario, B., Ponta, S., Achil, I., …Watson, R. (in press). Self-feeding dependence incidence and predictors among nursing home residents: Findings from a 5 year retrospective regional study. Nursing and Health Sciences, https://doi.org/10.1111/nhs.12596

The aim of this regionally‐based, retrospective study was to describe the incidence of self‐feeding dependence and predictors among elderly patients admitted from 2008 to 2013 to 105 Italian nursing homes. Data reported in a regional database collect... Read More about Self-feeding dependence incidence and predictors among nursing home residents: Findings from a 5 year retrospective regional study.

Negative prompts aimed at maintaining eating independence in nursing home residents: purposes and implications -A critical analysis (2018)
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Palese, A., Gonella, S., Kasa, T., Caruzzo, D., Hayter, M., & Watson, R. (in press). Negative prompts aimed at maintaining eating independence in nursing home residents: purposes and implications -A critical analysis. Nursing Ethics, https://doi.org/10.1177/0969733018819124

Background: Psychological abuse of older people is difficult to recognise; specifically, nursing home residents have been documented to be at higher risk of psychological abuse during daily care, such as during feeding. Healthcare professionals adop... Read More about Negative prompts aimed at maintaining eating independence in nursing home residents: purposes and implications -A critical analysis.

Interventions maintaining eating Independence in nursing home residents: a multicentre qualitative study (2018)
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Palese, A., Bressan, V., Kasa, T., Meri, M., Hayter, M., & Watson, R. (2018). Interventions maintaining eating Independence in nursing home residents: a multicentre qualitative study. BMC Geriatrics, 18(1), 292. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12877-018-0985-y

BACKGROUND: Despite 32 years of research and 13 reviews published in the field, no intervention can be considered a gold standard for maintaining eating performance among residents with dementia. The study aim was to highlight the interventions deriv... Read More about Interventions maintaining eating Independence in nursing home residents: a multicentre qualitative study.

High feeding dependence prevalence in residents living in Italian nursing homes requires new policies: findings from a regionally based cross-sectional study (2018)
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Palese, A., Grassetti, L., Bandera, D., Zuttion, R., Ferrario, B., Ponta, S., …Watson, R. (2018). High feeding dependence prevalence in residents living in Italian nursing homes requires new policies: findings from a regionally based cross-sectional study. Health Policy, 122(3), 301-308. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.healthpol.2018.01.011

Objectives: An increased amount of functional dependence has been reported among residents living in nursing homes. Among others, feeding dependence is one of the most complex needs to satisfy: behind the attempt to personalise meals with individual... Read More about High feeding dependence prevalence in residents living in Italian nursing homes requires new policies: findings from a regionally based cross-sectional study.

Identifying longitudinal sustainable hierarchies in activities of daily living (2017)
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Watson, R., Palese, A., Zuttion, R., Ferrario, B., Ponta, S., & Hayter, M. (2017). Identifying longitudinal sustainable hierarchies in activities of daily living. Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics, 71, 122-128. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.archger.2017.04.003

© 2017 Elsevier B.V. Activities of daily living serve as an indicator of progression in disability and rehabilitation. It is know that some of the measurement scales used show hierarchical properties indicating that activities of daily living are los... Read More about Identifying longitudinal sustainable hierarchies in activities of daily living.

Functional decline in residents living in nursing homes : a systematic review of the literature (2016)
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Palese, A., Menegazzi, G., Tullio, A., Zigotti Fuso, M., Hayter, M., & Watson, R. (2016). Functional decline in residents living in nursing homes : a systematic review of the literature. Journal of the American Medical Directors Association, 17(8), 694-705. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jamda.2016.04.002

Objectives To describe the functional dependence progression over time in older people living in nursing homes (NHs). Design A systematic review of the literature was performed. Studies involving individuals 65 years and older living in NHs, describi... Read More about Functional decline in residents living in nursing homes : a systematic review of the literature.