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Effects of Integrated Dementia Managing Programme for the Elderly with Mild Dementia in Nursing Home
Meung Sook Ahn, Hyun Sook Jo
J Korean Acad Community Health Nurs. 2019;30(4):550-559.   Published online December 31, 2019
DOI: https://doi.org/10.12799/jkachn.2019.30.4.550
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PURPOSE
The purpose of this study was to verify the effects of the integrated dementia managing programme for the elderly with mild dementia in which the physiological, cognitive, emotional, sociological and spiritual aspects have considered.
METHODS
This study employed non-equivalent control group pre-post tests with the repeated measure design. The subjects of the study were 39 elderly with mild dementia (20 in the experimental group and 19 in the control group) who have admitted to two nursing homes in B city. The data were analyzed by repeated measures ANOVA.
RESULTS
There were significant interactions between two groups and times in self-efficacy (p=.011), cognitive function (p < .001), depression (p=.005), spiritual well-being (p=.002), and quality of life (p=.037). The integrated dementia managing programme of this study showed significant positive effects on the quality of life for the elderly with mild dementia.
CONCLUSION
On considering the current trends of aging and increasing number of the elderly with dementia, this integrated programme would be highly recommended to be used in nursing homes for the elderly with mild dementia, and contribute to improving their quality of life, and saving the social and medical expenses as well.

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