A feasibility study of dementia communication training based on the VERA framework for pre-registration nurses: Part II impact on student experience

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dc.contributor.author Naughton, Corina
dc.contributor.author Beard, Chloe
dc.contributor.author Tzouvara, Vasiliki
dc.contributor.author Pegram, Anne
dc.contributor.author Verity, Rebecca
dc.contributor.author Eley, Rhiannon
dc.contributor.author Hingley, David
dc.date.accessioned 2018-08-20T14:20:11Z
dc.date.available 2018-08-20T14:20:11Z
dc.date.issued 2018-01-31
dc.identifier.citation Naughton, C., Beard, C., Tzouvara, V., Pegram, A., Verity, R., Eley, R. and Hingley, D. (2018) 'A feasibility study of dementia communication training based on the VERA framework for pre-registration nurses: Part II impact on student experience', Nurse Education Today, 63, pp. 87-93. doi: 10.1016/j.nedt.2018.01.024 en
dc.identifier.volume 63 en
dc.identifier.startpage 87 en
dc.identifier.endpage 93 en
dc.identifier.issn 0260-6917
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10468/6626
dc.identifier.doi 10.1016/j.nedt.2018.01.024
dc.description.abstract Background: People living with dementia have complex communication needs, especially during acute hospital admissions. The VERA framework (validation, emotion, reassurance, activity) was designed to promote person centred communication between student nurses and people living with dementia, but there is limited evaluation of its impact. Aim To measure the impact of dementia communication training (based on VERA) plus older adult unit (OAU) placement on students' ability to recognise opportunities for person centred (PC) communication compared to OAU placement alone. Method: A control pre-post-study design was used. Dementia communication training plus follow-up during OAU placement was delivered to 51 students (5 OAU, two hospitals) while 66 students (7 OAUs, five hospitals) acted as controls. The primary outcome was students' ability to recognise PC communication assessed using case vignettes. Data were collected using electronic survey and focus group interviews. Data analysis used independent non-parametric Mann-Whitney U test and thematic analysis. Results: In total 52 students (response rate 40%) completed surveys at the end of placements (38 intervention, 14 control group students). In the intervention group, participants were significantly more likely to identify PC responses with a mean score of 10.5 (SD 3.0) compared with 7.5 (SD 3.0) in the control group (p = 0.006). In focus group interviews (n = 19 students), the main themes were connecting with patients, VERA in practice, communication challenges, and learning environment. VERA was described as a flexible approach that added to participants' communication toolkit. The learning environment, complexity of patients and organisational resources were important contextual factors. Conclusion: The VERA framework has potential as a foundation level dementia communication training intervention, but it requires more rigorous testing. Nursing can lead the way in developing and embedding evidence-based, interdisciplinary dementia communication training in preregistration curricula. en
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dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Elsevier en
dc.relation.uri http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0260691718300510
dc.rights © 2018 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved. This manuscript version is made available under the CC-BY-NC-ND 4.0 license en
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/ en
dc.subject Dementia communication en
dc.subject Person centred communication en
dc.subject Student nurse en
dc.subject Curriculum en
dc.subject Quasi-experimental design en
dc.title A feasibility study of dementia communication training based on the VERA framework for pre-registration nurses: Part II impact on student experience en
dc.type Article (peer-reviewed) en
dc.internal.authorcontactother Corina Naughton, Nursing & Midwifery, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland. +353-21-490-3000 Email: corina.naughton@ucc.ie en
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dc.check.date 2019-01-31
dc.date.updated 2018-08-20T11:43:28Z
dc.description.version Accepted Version en
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dc.internal.wokid WOS:000427669800015
dc.contributor.funder General Nursing Council for England and Wales en
dc.description.status Peer reviewed en
dc.identifier.journaltitle Nurse Education Today en
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dc.internal.IRISemailaddress corina.naughton@ucc.ie en


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