Introduction: The background of this study is the pilot testing of the Adolescent /Adult Sensory Profile (A/ASP) in dementia units at municipal nursing homes. Based on the results from therapists' A/ASP assessment, recommendations are made according to individual needs and forwarded to the health care providers. This study looks into the health care providers' perspective on the usability of these recommendations.
Aim: The aim of this qualitative study is to explore the health care providers' perspective on the usability of recommendations derived from the A/ASP during a pilot testing of the profile in dementia units for people living with severe dementia.
Methods: Participant observations and informal and formal interviews with health care providers at five municipal dementia units during the pilot testing of the A/ASP.
Results: In the health care provider perspective, the A/ASP is a relevant and useful tool to use when behavioural challenges among residents living with dementia occur. However, in their opinion, it requires time, adjustment, and further education if recommendations are to be fully implemented in everyday practice at the dementia units.