Rhéda Adékpedjou publishes an article in the journal The Gerontologist
Rhéda Adékpedjou publishes an article in the journal The Gerontologist, entitlted: Engaging Caregivers in Health-Related Housing Decisions for Older Adults With Cognitive Impairment: A Cluster Randomized Trial.
Informal caregivers are rarely as involved as they want to be in the housing decisions of cognitively impaired older adults. Lack of awareness of available options and their benefits and risks may lead to decisions that do not reflect older adults’ preferences, and to guilt and regret. The study aims to assess the effect of training home care teams in interprofessional shared decision-making (SDM) on the proportion of caregivers who report being active in this decision. The results of the study showed that training home care teams in interprofessional SDM increased caregiver involvement in health-related housing decisions for cognitively impaired older adults.
By France Légaré, 17/05/2019