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Dementia Care Mapping: A Review of the Research Literature

Brooker, Dawn ORCID: (2005) Dementia Care Mapping: A Review of the Research Literature. The Gerontologist, 45 (Specia). pp. 11-18. ISSN Print: 0016-9013 Online: 1758-5341

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Purpose: The published literature on dementia care mapping (DCM) in improving quality of life and quality of care through practice development and research dates back to 1993. The purpose of this review of the research literature is to answer some key questions about the nature of the tool and its efficacy, to inform the ongoing revision of the tool, and to set an agenda for future research.
Design and Methods: The DCM bibliographic database at the University of Bradford in the United Kingdom contains all publications known on DCM( This formed the basis of the review. Texts that specifically examined the efficacy of DCM or in which DCM was used as a main measure in the evaluation or research were reviewed. Results: Thirtyfour papers were categorized into five main types: (a) cross-sectional surveys, (b) evaluations of interventions, (c) practice development evaluations, (d) multimethod evaluations, and (e) papers investigating the psychometric properties of DCM.
Implications: These publications provide some evidence
regarding the efficacy of DCM, issues of validity and
reliability, and its use in practice and research. The need
for further development and research in a number of key
areas is highlighted.

Item Type: Article
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Uncontrolled Discrete Keywords: Alzheimer’s disease, DCM, Well-being, Quality of life, Quality of care
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Divisions: College of Health, Life and Environmental Sciences > School of Allied Health and Community
Depositing User: Sarah Milosevic
Date Deposited: 06 Nov 2012 16:01
Last Modified: 17 Jun 2020 16:58

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