Hospital staff who support people with dementia sought to complete survey


Posted on 17 November 2016 (Permalink)

The Association for Dementia Studies (ADS) at the University of Worcester is assessing whether the ‘Nursing Scale for Older Patients with Cognitive Impairments in the Acute Care Hospital’ is suitable for nursing staff in English speaking countries. The scale was originally developed in Japan by Professor Mizue Suzuki of Hamamatsu University to assist in the development of person-centred dementia care in Japanese acute hospitals. The scale has been translated into English, and ADS has been asked to pilot the translated version with the following aims:

  • To assess whether the translated version of the scale can be understood by English speaking nursing staff
  • To collect data using the scale which can be compared to previous Japanese data to see if they produce similar results
  • To explore whether the scale could be useful in the UK context.

ADS would like people with a healthcare qualification who have acute hospital experience in supporting people with dementia to complete a survey to help them meet these aims.

For more details about the project and to find a link to the survey, please visit the University of Worcester website