The Adult Sensory Profile™ in Care Homes Targeting People Diagnosed with Dementia: A Qualitative Study from the Care Provider Perspective

Maiken Bay Ravn, Tinna Klingberg, Kirsten Schultz Petersen

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish
Article number5091643
JournalRehabilitation Research and Practice
Volume2018
Number of pages8
ISSN2090-2867
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018
Externally publishedYes

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