Grön omsorg inom demensvården. En litteraturstudie
The aim of the review was to describe studies that have been done with focus on “green care”/exterior environment in the care of people with dementia. Another aim was to describe the staff member’s experience of these arrangements and contingent effects, on the patients. Literature search was made in Medline and Chinal databases, and resulted in nine included studies. The results indicated that a majority of these studies had outdoor environment and effects on the residents’ well being and behavior as a study purpose. Six studies had a non-experimental design, two studies had a quasi-experimental design and one study was divided into two parts of which the first part had a non-experimental design and the second part had a quasi-experimental design. The studies were published between 1992- 2006 and the most common method of collecting data was observations of functionality/behaviour of the residents. The review of the studies focusing on the exterior environment indicated positive changes in subjects with dementia. In particular a decrease of aggressive behaviour and improved well being was seen. The staff and the subjects’ relatives were all in all positive to the outdoor environments in the care of subjects with dementia.
School:Högskolan i Gävle
Source Type:Master's Thesis
Keywords:dementia nursing care outdoor environment health promoting gardens
Date of Publication:01/09/2008