Behaviour rating scales for older people with dementia: which is the best for use by nurses?

Neville, Christine C. and Byrne, Gerard J. A. (2001) Behaviour rating scales for older people with dementia: which is the best for use by nurses?. Australasian Journal of Ageing, 20 4: 166-172.


Author Neville, Christine C.
Byrne, Gerard J. A.
Title Behaviour rating scales for older people with dementia: which is the best for use by nurses?
Journal name Australasian Journal of Ageing   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1440-6381
1741-6612
Publication date 2001-12
Sub-type Article (original research)
Volume 20
Issue 4
Start page 166
End page 172
Total pages 7
Editor Diane Gibson
Kichu Nair
Place of publication Richmond, VIC, Australia
Publisher Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Asia
Collection year 2001
Subject 321021 Psychiatry
730211 Mental health
Abstract There is increasing awareness of the importance of disruptive behaviour in people with dementia and the need for rating scales to accurately and reliably measure this behaviour. When rating scales are to be administered by nurses, scale characteristics must take into account the limitations of the nursing role and the nature of the environment in which nurses work. This paper reviews thirty-one rating scales that have been used to measure behaviour in dementia. From this analysis, five scales were identified as suitable for use by nurses when measuring disruptive behaviour in older people with dementia.
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ

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