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The experiential impacts of cognitive function tests upon men with dementia

TOLHURST, Edward (2015) The experiential impacts of cognitive function tests upon men with dementia. Journal of New Writing in Health and Social Care, 2 (1). pp. 1-13. ISSN 2057-2921

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Critical evaluation is undertaken of the impacts of cognitive function tests upon the experience of men with dementia and their carers. There has been a strong biomedical focus on the efficacy of cognitive function tests, with little attention granted to their broader
experiential effects. Primary data from a qualitative study are utilised to demonstrate these impacts. These are presented under four key themes: concerns with regard to the validity of tests; impacts upon self-esteem; shaping carers’ perceptions of the condition; and tests
being viewed as a resource that is offered in the absence of more person-centred support. Further research, which specifically focuses on the experiential impacts of cognitive function assessments, is therefore required as a matter of urgency.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: L300 Sociology
Faculty: Previous Faculty of Health Sciences > Social Work, Allied and Public Health
Depositing User: Edward TOLHURST
Date Deposited: 01 Dec 2015 10:12
Last Modified: 01 Dec 2015 10:12
URI: http://eprints.staffs.ac.uk/id/eprint/2198

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