Person-centred environment and care for residents with dementia: a cost-effective way of improving quality of life and quality of care? (PerCEN Study)
A growing body of evidence shows that quality of life (QOL) in dementia can be improved by relatively simple and inexpensive modifications to nursing care practices and the physical environment. Most studies in these areas are observational, few have utilised a randomised control group design, and none has included economic evaluation.
The PerCEN study addresses these deficiencies, through a randomised controlled trial of Person-Centred Care (PCC) and Person-Centred Environment Design (PCD). The study is being conducted in 40 residential aged care services in New South Wales, to determine the efficacy and cost effectiveness of implementing PCC and PCD separately, and in combination, in improving resident quality of life and quality of care.
Professor Lynn Chenoweth (UTS), A/Professor Ian Forbes (UTS), Professor Madeleine King (University of Sydney), Professor Jane Stein-Parbury (UTS), Professor Marion Hass (UTS), A/Professor Yun-Hee Jeon (University of Sydney), Richard Fleming (Hammond Care), Professor Henry Brodaty (UNSW)
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