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J Gerontol Nurs. 2006 Mar;32(3):39-47.

Pilot testing of the Restorative Care Intervention: impact on residents.

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Department of Nursing, University of Maryland School of Nursing, Baltimore 21045, USA.


The purpose of this pilot study was to test the feasibility and effectiveness of a two-tiered motivational intervention, the Res-Care Intervention, on nursing home residents. Twenty-one residents consented to participate in the study. The residents were 88.3 (+/- 4.9) years of age, had lived in the facility 1.6 (+/- 3.4) years, were women (93%), White (93%), and unmarried (85%). Although there were some positiv trends, there was not a statistically significant difference in any of the resident outcomes following implementation of the Res-Care Intervention. The findings have been used to revise the Res-Care Intervention to include additional education needs for the nursing assistants, revisions in the motivational intervention for the nursing assistants and nurses, clarification of documentation and motivational techniques to improve documentation, and implementation of a more comprehensive treatment fidelity plan.

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