We evaluated an intervention designed to manage challenging behaviours of people with dementia. Framework analysis of interviews (n = 21) showed the intervention modified practice and perceptions. The intervention (n = 58; power calculation proposed n = 160 for medium effect) had no significant effect on attitudes to dementia for time (p = .42) or care home (p = .15). The Maslach burnout scores did not change significantly for person-centredness for time (p = .83) or care home (p = .29). Hope scores showed a significant effect post-intervention (p = .004), but this was not maintained. No significant main effect was found for care home (p = .36). Experiential learning enabled staff to experience benefits of person-centred care firsthand.
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Funding: National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) under its Research for Patient
Benefit (RfPB) Programme (grant reference no. 0613-31071).
- medication therapy management
- nursing homes
- patient-centred care
- psychological intervention