Omvårdnad för att åtgärda och förebygga oro och agitation hos patienter med demenssjukdom

by Pettersson, Kristina

Abstract (Summary)
Patients with dementia are in need of care by educated personal with required knowledge. Nursing is indeed just as important as medical care. To highlight nursing as a way to prevent and measure anxiety and agitation in patients with dementia a systematic literature study was carried out. Subject of interest was defined and a question related to the aim of the study was put to the literature, inclusion criteria were chosen. The literature search was carried out in Databases and manually in magazines. Relevant articles were examined from the perspective of quality and degree of evidence. The following categories appeared thru content analyse: Support of integrity, Refutation of a picking behaviour, Patient centred care,, Reducing compulsion and confrontation, Tangible nursing measures, techniques and strategies. Communication adapt to the patients level of understanding and nursing planning was found most important. Attitude of withdrawal/diversion/leave alone were useful working methods that may less anxiety and agitation. The main thing is however an adjustable encounter with the patient, using the specific knowledge of nursing measures.
Bibliographical Information:


School:Högskolan i Skövde

School Location:Sweden

Source Type:Master's Thesis

Keywords:dementia nursing acquired prevent anxiety agitated


Date of Publication:08/14/2008

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