Direct observation of behavior: a review of current measures for use with older adults with dementia.

Kim J. Curyto, Kimberly Van Haitsma, Deedre K. Vriesman

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

15 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

This review article reports on methods of direct observation of behaviors for use in long-term care settings, particularly with older adults who have dementia. This article provides information on the theoretical roots, administration methods, and psychometric properties of measures of direct observation of individual behavior. It is hoped that this review will help gerontological nurses make informed choices about the direct observation measures that suit their specific needs, highlight the role of direct observation in quality improvement for dementia care, and facilitate a balance between identifying a gold standard and allowing flexibility to assess project-specific behaviors.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)52-76
Number of pages25
JournalResearch in gerontological nursing
Volume1
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 2008

Fingerprint

Dementia
Observation
Long-Term Care
Quality Improvement
Psychometrics
Nurses
Behavior Observation Techniques

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Geriatrics and Gerontology
  • Health Policy
  • Gerontology

Cite this

@article{54781b9251f44f6da91763582e10fb25,
title = "Direct observation of behavior: a review of current measures for use with older adults with dementia.",
abstract = "This review article reports on methods of direct observation of behaviors for use in long-term care settings, particularly with older adults who have dementia. This article provides information on the theoretical roots, administration methods, and psychometric properties of measures of direct observation of individual behavior. It is hoped that this review will help gerontological nurses make informed choices about the direct observation measures that suit their specific needs, highlight the role of direct observation in quality improvement for dementia care, and facilitate a balance between identifying a gold standard and allowing flexibility to assess project-specific behaviors.",
author = "Curyto, {Kim J.} and {Van Haitsma}, Kimberly and Vriesman, {Deedre K.}",
year = "2008",
month = "1",
doi = "10.3928/19404921-20080101-02",
language = "English (US)",
volume = "1",
pages = "52--76",
journal = "Research in gerontological nursing",
issn = "1940-4921",
publisher = "Slack Incorporated",
number = "1",

}

Direct observation of behavior : a review of current measures for use with older adults with dementia. / Curyto, Kim J.; Van Haitsma, Kimberly; Vriesman, Deedre K.

In: Research in gerontological nursing, Vol. 1, No. 1, 01.2008, p. 52-76.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

TY - JOUR

T1 - Direct observation of behavior

T2 - a review of current measures for use with older adults with dementia.

AU - Curyto, Kim J.

AU - Van Haitsma, Kimberly

AU - Vriesman, Deedre K.

PY - 2008/1

Y1 - 2008/1

N2 - This review article reports on methods of direct observation of behaviors for use in long-term care settings, particularly with older adults who have dementia. This article provides information on the theoretical roots, administration methods, and psychometric properties of measures of direct observation of individual behavior. It is hoped that this review will help gerontological nurses make informed choices about the direct observation measures that suit their specific needs, highlight the role of direct observation in quality improvement for dementia care, and facilitate a balance between identifying a gold standard and allowing flexibility to assess project-specific behaviors.

AB - This review article reports on methods of direct observation of behaviors for use in long-term care settings, particularly with older adults who have dementia. This article provides information on the theoretical roots, administration methods, and psychometric properties of measures of direct observation of individual behavior. It is hoped that this review will help gerontological nurses make informed choices about the direct observation measures that suit their specific needs, highlight the role of direct observation in quality improvement for dementia care, and facilitate a balance between identifying a gold standard and allowing flexibility to assess project-specific behaviors.

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=70349123810&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=70349123810&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.3928/19404921-20080101-02

DO - 10.3928/19404921-20080101-02

M3 - Review article

C2 - 20078018

AN - SCOPUS:70349123810

VL - 1

SP - 52

EP - 76

JO - Research in gerontological nursing

JF - Research in gerontological nursing

SN - 1940-4921

IS - 1

ER -