By Audrey L. Nelson PhD RN FAAN, Donna L. Algase PhD RN FAAN FGSA
Winner of an AJN e-book of the 12 months Award! "I haven't noticeable a publication that does a greater activity with synthesis or provision of fine concise info to these in need." (3 Stars)--Doody's ebook overview provider Wandering behaviors are one of the such a lot widespread, not easy, and hazardous stipulations linked to dementia and a continuing problem in healthiness care and the neighborhood. Strongly research-based, this e-book provides and analyzes the most recent learn on wandering from the medical, health and wellbeing care administration, and coverage literature and provides functional review and administration instruments. Nurses, physicians, gerontologists and others deal with the diversity of wandering behaviors of sufferers with Alzheimer's and different dementias, together with prevention of elopement, getting misplaced, falls, fractures, and the next desire for prolonged nursing domestic or different supervised care which can end result. The publication locations distinct emphasis at the tough and annoying difficulties of day-by-day sufferer care, bettering protection for people with cognitive impairments, and permitting people with dementia to stay self sustaining longer. This booklet is for all caregivers reason on enhancing deal with the approximately five million americans who're in danger. Key positive factors of this ebook: bargains sensible instruments for measuring and assessing wandering Emphasizes tough and tense day-by-day difficulties of sufferer care Assesses medicine and nonpharmacological interventions Describes the Alzheimer's Association's secure go back application Weighs environmental layout components that effect wandering behaviors
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In tests of the original Algase Wandering Scale, the three subscales now comprising the RAWS-LTC were significantly correlated to the hourly rate and the percent and duration of wandering episodes (in proportion to all walking) for overall wandering (random, lapping, and pacing together) and for random pattern wandering alone. , 2001). 1, as are the Cronbach’s alphas for the overall scale and all subscales. 39) Nonwanderer n = 112 RAWS-CV 14 EVIDENCE-BASED PROTOCOLS Expanded from the RAWS-LTC and adapted to community-residing persons with dementia, the revised AWS Community Version (RAWSCV) is a longer scale with 37 items and 5 subscales: the three contained in the RAWS-LTC, plus routinized walking (indicative of pacing and lapping pattern wandering) and negative outcomes.
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Evidence-Based Protocols for Managing Wandering Behaviors by Audrey L. Nelson PhD RN FAAN, Donna L. Algase PhD RN FAAN FGSA