Étude d'observation des pratiques de soins buccodentaires en centre d'hébergement et de soins de longue durée

Authors: Tardif, Isabelle
Advisor: Voyer, Philippe
Abstract: The objective of this research project was primarily to observe the actual daily oral care provided by nursing staff in long-term care facilities for 26 cognitively impaired residents. The communication strategies used by the staff and the behavioral response of the residents were also recorded. The results show that almost half of the residents had their teeth or dental prostheses brushed by the staff. The nursing staff used several communication strategies but practically never used the advanced strategies for cognitively impaired residents. The results also suggest a statistically significant relation between the manifestation of behavioral symptoms and oral care provided by nursing staff. Higher levels of agitation were observed in situation where residents had no oral care provided. Those results suggest that cognitively impaired residents of long-term care received insufficient oral care. Therefore, nurses should exercise their clinical leadership to ensure that adequate oral care be provided to long-term care residents.
Document Type: Mémoire de maîtrise
Issue Date: 2006
Open Access Date: 12 April 2018
Permalink: http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11794/19057
Grantor: Université Laval
Collection:Thèses et mémoires

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