A study protocol to investigate the management of depression and challenging behaviors associated with dementia in aged care settings

Marita McCabe, David John Mellor, Tanya Ellen Davison, Gery Karantzas, Kathryn Von Treuer, Daniel William O'Connor

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The high occurrence and under-treatment of clinical depression and behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia (BPSD) within aged care settings is concerning, yet training programs aimed at improving the detection and management of these problems have generally been ineffective. This article presents a study protocol to evaluate a training intervention for facility managers/registered nurses working in aged care facilities that focuses on organisational processes and culture as well as knowledge, skills and self-efficacy.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1 - 6
Number of pages6
JournalBMC Geriatrics
Issue number1 (art. no. 95)
Publication statusPublished - 2013

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