Supporting regional aged care nursing staff to manage residents’ behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia, in real time, using the nurses’ behavioural assistant (NBA): A pilot site 'End-user attitudes’ trial

Britt Klein, Lisa Clinnick, Jessica Chesler, Andrew Stranieri, Adam Bignold, Richard Dazeley, Suzanne McLAREN, Sue Lauder, Venki Balasubramanian

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Background: This regional pilot site ‘end-user attitudes’ study explored nurses’ experiences and impressions of using the Nurses’ Behavioural Assistant (NBA) (a knowledge-based, interactive ehealth system) to assist them to better respond to behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia (BPSD) and will be reported here. Methods: Focus groups were conducted, followed by a four-week pilot site ‘end-user attitudes’ trial of the NBA at a regional aged care residential facility (ACRF). Brief interviews were conducted with consenting nursing staff. Results: Focus group feedback (N = 10) required only minor cosmetic changes to the NBA prototype. Post pilot site end-user interview data (N = 10) indicated that the regional ACRF nurses were positive and enthusiastic about the NBA, however several issues were also identified. Conclusions: Overall the results supported the utility of the NBA to promote a person centred care approach to managing BPSD. Slight modifications may be required to maximise its uptake across all ACRF nursing staff.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTelehealth for our Ageing Society
Subtitle of host publicationSelected Papers from Global Telehealth 2017
EditorsMaayken E.L. van den Berg, Anthony J. Maeder
PublisherIOS Press
Pages24-28
Number of pages5
Volume246
ISBN (Electronic)9781614998457
ISBN (Print)9781614998440
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 01 Jan 2018
Event5th Global Telehealth Meeting: GT 2017 - Flinders Univeristy, Adelaide, Australia
Duration: 24 Nov 201724 Nov 2017
http://ebooks.iospress.nl/volume/telehealth-for-our-ageing-society-selected-papers-from-global-telehealth-2017 (proceedings)

Publication series

NameStudies in Health Technology and Informatics
Volume246
ISSN (Print)0926-9630
ISSN (Electronic)1879-8365

Conference

Conference5th Global Telehealth Meeting
CountryAustralia
CityAdelaide
Period24/11/1724/11/17
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Klein, B., Clinnick, L., Chesler, J., Stranieri, A., Bignold, A., Dazeley, R., McLAREN, S., Lauder, S., & Balasubramanian, V. (2018). Supporting regional aged care nursing staff to manage residents’ behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia, in real time, using the nurses’ behavioural assistant (NBA): A pilot site 'End-user attitudes’ trial. In M. E. L. van den Berg, & A. J. Maeder (Eds.), Telehealth for our Ageing Society : Selected Papers from Global Telehealth 2017 (Vol. 246, pp. 24-28). (Studies in Health Technology and Informatics; Vol. 246). IOS Press. https://doi.org/10.3233/978-1-61499-845-7-24