照顧服務員餵食技巧訓練計畫之成效

Translated title of the contribution: Effects of a Feeding Skills Training Program on Nursing Assistants

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Dementia patients have a high probability of feeding problems that result in a substantial risk of malnutrition. Assisting residents with eating is a major task for nursing assistants, and they require better training in order to provide adequate quality of nutritional care. The purposes of this study were to develop a comprehensive feeding skills training program for nursing assistants mid to test the effects of this training program on their knowledge, attitude, and behavior. A quasi-experimental study was conducted. Two convenience-chosen dementia-specialized long-term care facilities in north Taiwan were randomly assigned into either a control or a treatment group. Sixty-seven nursing assistants x ere enrolled (treatment: 31; control: 36). Twenty nursing assistants arid the same number of dementia patients were observed during mealtime. Treatment group participated in a feeding skills training program including three hours of in-service classes and one hour of hands-on training, whereas the control group did lot receive ally training.
Both groups had poor knowledge and feeding behaviors and they hold negative attitude toward feeding elderly with dementia before the intervention. However, there were no differences in knowledge, attitudes, and feeding behaviors between two groups before the intervention. The treatment group had significantly more knowledge (F=47.7, p<0.001), more positive attitude (F=15.75, p=0.001), and better behaviors (F=0.89, p<0.001) than the control group after the intervention. This feeding skills training program has been found to change nursing assistants' knowledge, attitude, and behavior This study raises attention regarding oil-the-job training for nursing assistants. Furthermore, the feeding problems among dementia patients should be further explored as well as the nutritional care.
Dementia patients have a high probability of feeding problems that result in a substantial risk of malnutrition. Assisting residents with eating is a major task for nursing assistants, and they require better training in order to provide adequate quality of nutritional care. The purposes of this study were to develop a comprehensive feeding skills training program for nursing assistants mid to test the effects of this training program on their knowledge, attitude, and behavior A quasi-experimental study was conducted. Two convenience-chosen dementia-specialized long-term care facilities in north Taiwan were randomly assigned into either a control or a treatment group. Sixty-seven nursing assistants were enrolled (treatment: 31; control: 36). Twenty nursing assistants arid the same number of dementia patients were observed during mealtime. Treatment group participated in a feeding skills training program including three hours of ill-service classes and one hour of hands-on training, whereas the control group did lot receive ally training.
Translated title of the contributionEffects of a Feeding Skills Training Program on Nursing Assistants
Original languageChinese (Traditional)
Pages (from-to)133-141
Number of pages9
Journal健康管理學刊
Volume3
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2005

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