Effectiveness of Localized Best Practice in Dementia Care Learning Program on Enhancing the Attitude towards Dementia and Job Satisfaction of Professional Staff in Hong Kong
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Abstract“Best Practice in Dementia Care Learning Program” is developed by the Dementia Services Development Centre, University of Stirling to empower healthcare staff in dementia care. It is localized by Jockey Club Centre for Positive Ageing under the funding of The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust in Hong Kong setting. This innovative “train-the-trainer” model trains professional staff about the theory and practice of person-centered dementia care, then they further train the frontline staff of their organizations. This model facilitates the frontline staff to be trained in the context of their own workplace, which makes the learning more applicable to their daily work. The program targets to train 180 professional staff who further train 1,440 frontline staff.

A survey in pretest-posttest design is conducted to evaluate the effectiveness of this localized program on enhancing the attitude towards dementia (measured by Dementia Attitudes Scale) and job satisfaction (measured by Satisfaction with Nursing Care and Work) of participants. N=123 professional staff who thus far finished the training completed the assessments. Both outcome measures had a significant improvement (ps < .000) after the training. The results provide grounds for further exploring the impact of the program on various stakeholders from care recipients to organizations.
All Author(s) ListKenny Chi Man Chui
Name of ConferenceInternational Dementia Conference 2018 – Mission Impossible? Truth & Lies in the Age of Choice
Start Date of Conference07/06/2018
End Date of Conference08/06/2018
Place of ConferenceSydney
Country/Region of ConferenceAustralia
LanguagesEnglish-United Kingdom

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