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Journal of Korean Academy of psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing 2010;19(4):349-358.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.12934/jkpmhn.2010.19.4.349    Published online December 31, 2010.
The Effects of Dementia Education Program on Certified Geriatric Caregivers in a Nursing Home.
Eun Hi Kong
Department of Nursing, Kyungwon University, Korea. ehkong@kyungwon.ac.kr
This study was done to evaluate the long-term effects of a dementia education program for certified geriatric caregivers (CGCs) caring for elders with dementia in a nursing home. METHODS: The research design was one group pretest-posttest design and included 29 CGCs who completed the pre-test, dementia education program, and post-test (immediately after, 1 month after, and 3 months after the completion of the program). The education program was conducted for 3 weeks, and effects of the program were evaluated using measures of knowledge of dementia, care of elders with dementia, work stress, and work satisfaction. RESULTS: Although there was no significant change in the knowledge of dementia, it was significantly improved immediately after the program (Z=-2.03, p=.042). There was a significant change in the care of elders with dementia by the CGCs (chi2=13.37, p=.004), but no significant changes in work stress or work satisfaction. CONCLUSION: The findings indicate that dementia education program is effective in improving knowledge of dementia and care of elders with dementia by CGCs. The results also provide valuable basic data for developing effective dementia education programs for CGCs in nursing homes, but further research is needed using a high quality education programs and research methodology.
Key Words: Nursing home; Dementia; Caregiver; Education


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