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dc.contributor.authorShee, A.
dc.contributor.authorPhillips, B.
dc.contributor.authorHill, Keith
dc.contributor.authorDodd, K.
dc.date.accessioned2017-01-30T12:18:58Z
dc.date.available2017-01-30T12:18:58Z
dc.date.created2014-08-20T20:00:26Z
dc.date.issued2014
dc.date.submitted2014-08-21
dc.identifier.citationShee, A. and Phillips, B. and Hill, K. and Dodd, K. 2014. Feasibility and acceptability of a volunteer-mediated diversional therapy program for older patients with cognitive impairment. Geriatric Nursing. 35 (4): pp. 300-305.
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11937/20389
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.gerinurse.2014.03.005
dc.description.abstract

Understanding the perceptions of stakeholders is critical for determining acceptability and feasibility of volunteer-mediated programs. This study evaluated the feasibility and acceptability for staff, volunteers, patients and their carers, of a volunteer diversional therapy program for patients with cognitive impairment undergoing inpatient rehabilitation. Post-program structured interviews were conducted with the volunteers (n = 10), patients (n = 30) and their carers (n = 3); and nursing staff (n = 6) participated in a focus group. Thematic analysis identified five themes (values, attitudes, knowledge, purpose, support) in two dimensions (personal, team culture). Overall, patients, carers, staff and volunteers were satisfied with the volunteer program and perceived benefits for quality of care. Recommendations for improvements to the program related to staff engagement with the program and the volunteers' education and training. The volunteer diversional therapy pilot program for patients with cognitive impairment on a sub-acute ward was acceptable and feasible for patients, carers, staff and volunteers.

dc.publisherMosby, Inc.
dc.subjectVolunteers
dc.subjectRehabilitation
dc.subjectNursing
dc.subjectElderly
dc.subjectCognitive impairment
dc.titleFeasibility and acceptability of a volunteer-mediated diversional therapy program for older patients with cognitive impairment
dc.typeJournal Article
dcterms.dateSubmitted2014-08-21
dcterms.source.volume35
dcterms.source.startPage300
dcterms.source.endPage305
dcterms.source.issn0197-4572
dcterms.source.titleGeriatric Nursing
curtin.digitool.pid200132
curtin.pubStatusPublished
curtin.departmentSchool of Physiotherapy
curtin.identifier.scriptidPUB-HEA-SOP-JH-83683
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