Effects of clinical supervision on nurse-patient cooperation quality - A controlled study in dementia care.

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An intervention consisting of individualized planned care for patients and regular clinical systematic supervision for nurses was carried out on a ward for dementia care (the experimental ward, EW). On a similar control ward (CW), no changes were made. Observations of nurse-patient cooperation during morning care were collected at both wards, before and during the intervention. The observations (N = 107) were analyzed blindly and sorted into already-developed categories. The distribution of the cooperation-style categories was then analyzed statistically. The patients who survived throughout the study period (N = 18) were also compared over time. Nurse-patient cooperation at the EW improved significantly during the intervention period, whereas, at the CW, it deteriorated (p = .02). Status of surviving patients followed the same pattern (p = .001). The findings indicate that such interventions can improve the quality of nurse-patient cooperation in dementia care.


Research areas and keywords

Subject classification (UKÄ) – MANDATORY

  • Geriatrics
  • Nursing
  • Psychiatry
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)127-146
JournalClinical Nursing Research
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1996
Publication categoryResearch

Bibliographic note

The information about affiliations in this record was updated in December 2015. The record was previously connected to the following departments: The Vårdal Institute (016540000), Department of Psychogeriatrics (013304000)