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Digital life storybooks for people with dementia living in care homes: an evaluation

Overview of attention for article published in Clinical Interventions in Aging, January 2016
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  • In the top 25% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • Good Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (73rd percentile)
  • Good Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (72nd percentile)

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Title
Digital life storybooks for people with dementia living in care homes: an evaluation
Published in
Clinical Interventions in Aging, January 2016
DOI 10.2147/cia.s111097
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Authors

Bob Woods, Ponnusamy Subramaniam

Abstract

There is increasing interest in using information and communication technology to help older adults with dementia to engage in reminiscence work. Now, the feasibility of such approaches is beginning to be established. The purpose of this study was to establish an evidence-base for the acceptability and efficacy of using multimedia digital life storybooks with people with dementia in care homes, in comparison with conventional life storybooks, taking into account the perspectives of people with dementia, their relatives, and care staff. Participatory design was used to create a life story movie based on a previously completed conventional life storybook with six older adults with dementia (four females; mean age 82 years). Relatives were involved in helping the participant to provide additional information and materials for the digital life storybook. In this multiple case study design, both quantitative and qualitative approaches were used. For quantitative purposes, a set of questionnaires that had been completed three times before and after the conventional life storybook was developed were repeated 4 weeks after the life story movie was completed. Semistructured interview questions were designed to collect feedback from participants, relatives, and care staff. The result indicated that five of the six participants showed additional improvement in measures of quality of life and autobiographical memory. All participants showed improvement or stability in depression scores. Thematic analysis showed that, participants, relatives, and care home staff viewed digital life storybooks as a very useful tool triggering memories and (largely) positive emotions. Participants' case vignettes were presented to document the impact of digital life storybook.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Canada 1 <1%
Unknown 153 99%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 27 18%
Student > Ph. D. Student 26 17%
Student > Bachelor 19 12%
Researcher 18 12%
Student > Doctoral Student 10 6%
Other 32 21%
Unknown 22 14%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Nursing and Health Professions 40 26%
Psychology 31 20%
Social Sciences 18 12%
Medicine and Dentistry 14 9%
Computer Science 5 3%
Other 15 10%
Unknown 31 20%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 6. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 14 August 2017.
All research outputs
#4,287,641
of 17,911,762 outputs
Outputs from Clinical Interventions in Aging
#458
of 1,631 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#71,903
of 276,962 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Clinical Interventions in Aging
#17
of 59 outputs
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