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Extending high rates of meaningful interaction among the elderly in residential care through participation in a specifically designed activity

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Gallagher, Stephen and Keenan, Mickey (2000) Extending high rates of meaningful interaction among the elderly in residential care through participation in a specifically designed activity. BEHAVIORAL INTERVENTIONS, 15 (2). pp. 113-119. [Journal article]

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Abstract

Periods of high frequency meaningful interaction among the institutionalized elderly can be extended by altering environmental and social contingencies despite the restrictive daily routine and physical layout of the institution. Residents were encouraged to participate in a table quiz in a location already sustaining high frequencies of meaningful interaction. Using an A-B-A-B design it was found that already high frequencies of meaningful interaction occurring at mealtimes could be extended by up to 90 minutes with the introduction of a table quiz. Copyright (C) 2000 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

Item Type:Journal article
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Life and Health Sciences
Faculty of Life and Health Sciences > School of Psychology
Research Institutes and Groups:Psychology Research Institute
Psychology Research Institute > Behavioural Neuroscience & Behavioural Analysis
ID Code:1540
Deposited By:Mrs Fiona Harkin
Deposited On:23 Dec 2009 09:14
Last Modified:13 Mar 2012 16:34

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