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dc.contributor.authorLykkeslet, Elseen_US
dc.contributor.authorGjengedal, Evaen_US
dc.contributor.authorSkrondal, Torill Heleneen_US
dc.contributor.authorStorjord, May-Britten_US
dc.description.abstractThe overall aim of this 2-year Norwegian action research study was to improve the interaction between care workers and patients with dementia in a nursing home by means of sensory stimulation. Furthermore, the aim was to investigate how the staff experienced the interaction with patients suffering from behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia before, under, and after introduction of sensory stimulation methods in clinical practice. An intervention program consisting of lectures and practical guiding in sensory stimulation was implemented. The care workers participated in group meetings to reflect on the progress. Focus group interviews and participant observations were conducted initially to map exciting practice, and at the end to evaluate potential changes in attitude and skills. Observation notes and interview transcripts were analyzed by means of thematic analysis which revealed a gradual emergence of person-centered care. A phenomenological life-world perspective may serve as a theoretical basis to deepen the understanding of the use of sensory stimulation.en_US
dc.publisherCo-Action Publishingeng
dc.rightsAttribution CC BYeng
dc.subjectAction researcheng
dc.subjectNursing homeseng
dc.subjectsensory stimulationeng
dc.titleSensory stimulation-A way of creating mutual relations in dementia careen_US
dc.typePeer reviewed
dc.typeJournal article
dc.rights.holderCopyright 2014 E. Lykkeslet et al. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 Unported (CC BY 4.0) License (, allowing third parties to copy and redistribute the material in any medium or format and to remix, transform, and build upon the material for any purpose, even commercially, provided the original work is properly cited and states its license.
dc.source.journalInternational Journal of Qualitative Studies on Health and Well-being
dc.subject.nsiVDP::Medical sciences: 700::Health sciences: 800::Nursing science: 808eng
dc.subject.nsiVDP::Medisinske fag: 700::Helsefag: 800::Sykepleievitenskap: 808nob

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