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Primary Healthcare Professionals Experience of Transfer and Meaning According to Screening for Dysphagia

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Nursing home Sjælsø, 3460 Rudersdal, Denmark
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Centre for Clinical Research, North Denmark Regional Hospital, 9800 Hjoerring, Denmark
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Geriatrics 2019, 4(4), 54; https://doi.org/10.3390/geriatrics4040054
Received: 23 July 2019 / Revised: 23 September 2019 / Accepted: 26 September 2019 / Published: 27 September 2019
(This article belongs to the Special Issue The Rehabilitation and Management of Dysphagia)
Transfer is a well-known theory about learning in practice contexts. This concept, combined with the need to implement screening for dysphagia in the nursing homes, has led to this project describing the experienced transfer effect and meaning among healthcare professionals after participation in a practice-orientated workshop focusing on implementing the Minimal Eating Observation Form-II (MEOF-II). Fifty-eight healthcare professionals participated in a 2.5-h facilitated practice-orientated workshop in the period from March to September, 2018. Before and after the workshop, they filled out a questionnaire that focused on the healthcare professional’s experience of skills related to dysphagia. The study documented that, after the workshop, more healthcare professionals felt competent to perform the MEOF-II to identify signs of dysphagia and know their role in screening for dysphagia. Nine months after the workshop, 80% of the residents in the nursing home had been screened for dysphagia by using the MEOF-II. This study documented that practice-orientated workshops and systematic follow-up encouraged the healthcare professionals to use the MEOF-II to contribute to the early detection of dysphagia in the nursing home. Workshops based on the transfer theory may also be relevant for implementation and application of other new skills in similar settings. View Full-Text
Keywords: nursing home; MEOF-II; workshop; elderly; transfer; meaning; dysphagia; swallowing disorders; screening nursing home; MEOF-II; workshop; elderly; transfer; meaning; dysphagia; swallowing disorders; screening
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Andersen Fortes, A.; André-Brylle, J.; Westmark, S.; Melgaard, D. Primary Healthcare Professionals Experience of Transfer and Meaning According to Screening for Dysphagia. Geriatrics 2019, 4, 54. https://doi.org/10.3390/geriatrics4040054

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Andersen Fortes A, André-Brylle J, Westmark S, Melgaard D. Primary Healthcare Professionals Experience of Transfer and Meaning According to Screening for Dysphagia. Geriatrics. 2019; 4(4):54. https://doi.org/10.3390/geriatrics4040054

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Andersen Fortes, Alexia; André-Brylle, Jeff; Westmark, Signe; Melgaard, Dorte. 2019. "Primary Healthcare Professionals Experience of Transfer and Meaning According to Screening for Dysphagia" Geriatrics 4, no. 4: 54. https://doi.org/10.3390/geriatrics4040054

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