A pilot study using “apps” as a novel strategy for the management of challenging behaviors seen in people living in residential care

Source: International Psychogeriatrics

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Date of Publication: April 2017

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: This small-scale study compared apps to a control situation and usual care to determine whether apps were able to decrease challenging behaviours in residential patients, including those with dementia. This study suggestion apps “may be a feasible and personalized approach to managing challenging behaviors”, although a more rigorous study design is required. Staff involved in the study gave positive feedback, although they also said lack of confidence using the apps and time constraints may be barriers.

Length of publication: 7 pages

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