What is the impact of sensory practices on the quality of life of long-term care residents? A mixed-methods systematic review protocol

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Title: What is the impact of sensory practices on the quality of life of long-term care residents? A mixed-methods systematic review protocol
Authors: Backman, Chantal
Crick, Michelle
Cho-Young, Danielle
Scharf, Megan
Shea, Beverley
Date: 2018
Abstract: With age, the acuity of the five senses (i.e., hearing, sight, taste, smell, touch) is reduced. These types of sensory changes can affect day-to-day activities, making it more difficult for individuals to communicate and to interact with the world around them. The five senses allow us to receive information from the environment in the form of sound, light, smell, taste, and touch. As an older person's senses decline, they need more stimulation to be aware of these sensations. In long-term care settings, appropriate sensory practices are needed to address the diminishing senses of older adults. The objective of this mixed-methods systematic review is to examine the relationship between the sensory practices and the quality of life of residents living in long-term care settings and to develop an aggregated synthesis of mixed-methods studies to derive recommendations for policy, practice, and research.
URL: http://hdl.handle.net/10393/41480
DOI: 10.1186/s13643-018-0783-9
CollectionSciences de la santé - Publications // Health Sciences - Publications
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