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Self-feeding dependence incidence and predictors among nursing home residents: Findings from a 5 year retrospective regional study (2019)
Journal Article
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, doi: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

Negative prompts aimed at maintaining eating independence in nursing home residents: purposes and implications -A critical analysis (2018)
Journal Article
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, doi: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

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. doi: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

Identifying longitudinal sustainable hierarchies in activities of daily living (2017)
Journal Article
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). doi:10.1016/j.archger.2017.04.003. ISSN 1872-6976

© 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

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. doi: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