Det demens venlige sygehus: Et mixed methods studie

Annemarie Ginnerup Toubøl, Dorthe Susanne Nielsen, Katja Thomsen

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Dementia Friendly Hospital. Improvements in treatment, care and approach to patients – a mixed methods study
Annemarie Toubøl, Katja Thomsen, Søren Jakobsen, Mette Foldager, Dorthe Nielsen
Background: The number of people with dementia is increasing with an estimated number of people with dementia in 2015 to be 46.8 million and in 2050 predicted to reach 131.5 million people Worldwide. In Denmark the number of older people with a dementia diagnosis is estimated to 87.000 in 2017 with an estimated growth to 150.000 in 2040. As a consequence of the increasing numbers of people with dementia the admission to hospital will increase as well, due to the variety of co- morbid conditions for people with dementia.
In Denmark the national strategy plan describes a variety of objectives and improvement initiatives to better the conditions for people with a dementia diagnosis. With this political requirement the Dementia Friendly Hospital stands as one of the important initiatives to be focused on, with the aim of dealing with the diverse challenges that appear, when a person with dementia is hospitalized.
Aim: The aim of this study is to examine the outcome of a dementia friendly hospital education intervention. Furthermore the aim is to gain insight of the staffs’ experiences of the education interventions´ and the impact on their approach to patients with dementia.
Method: The study will be conducted using a mixed sequential exploratory design, with a combination of quantitative and qualitative methods. The methods will be complementary and have equal priorities, the quantitative part is expected to give answers to the outcome of the education intervention, and the qualitative interviews will provide the results with a deeper understanding of participants’ experiences from the education intervention.
A longitudinal cross sectional survey will be conducted. The questionnaire will be developed from existing literature and validated questionnaires concerning knowledge, attitudes and competence. Questionnaires will be distributed electronically via a link send by email to all participants; at baseline, and after 3 months and 1 year after the intervention in order to identify an improvement in staffs knowledge, attitude and competencies.
The entire workforce in the hospital will be included, which gives approximately 1500 respondents.
The survey will be supplemented with individual semi-structured interviews with approximately 15 hospital staff from different departments and with different profession. The qualitative interviews will be structured using a thematically interview guide, conducted by the results of the literature search and the results of the questionnaires.
Purposeful sampling will be used to recruit the participants from different departments,
The data will be analysed sequentially in order to let the results from the questionnaires inform the research questions in the qualitative interviews. The data from the questionnaires will be analysed with descriptive statistics. The data from the qualitative interviews will be transcribed verbatim and analysed using Kvale and Brinkmanns model of interpretation of meaning.
Perspectives: The results of this study serves as an examination of the outcomes of the initiated education programme of the overall hospital staff and will be used in the continued progress and dissemination of the education both locally and nationally to improve the dementia treatment, care and approach.
Bidragets oversatte titelDet demens venlige sygehus: Et mixed methods studie
Publikationsdato23 aug. 2018
StatusUdgivet - 23 aug. 2018
BegivenhedMixed Methods International Research Conference - Wien, Østrig
Varighed: 22 aug. 201825 aug. 2018


KonferenceMixed Methods International Research Conference