An Investigation Into the Management of Faecal Incontinence in Care Home Residents With Advanced Dementia (Health Technology Assessments / JAMDA / BMJ Open)


The results of the latest research into this topic, based on a realist approach to investigation.

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Goodman, C. Norton, C. [and] Buswell, M. [et al] (2017). Managing Faecal INcontinence in people with advanced dementia resident in Care Homes (FINCH) study: a realist synthesis of the evidence. Health Technology Assessment. August 2017; 21(42): 1-220.

A further account from the same team:

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Roe, B. Goodman, C. Russell, B. [et al] (2017). Management of fecal incontinence in older people with dementia resident in care homes: a realist synthesis-the FINCH study. Journal of the American Medical Directors Association (JAMDA): the Journal of Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine. July 21st 2017. [Epub ahead of print].

The earlier protocol for this technology assessment / review:

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Goodman, C. Rycroft Malone, J. [and] Norton, C. [et al] (2017). Reducing and managing faecal incontinence in people with advanced dementia who are resident in care homes: protocol for a realist synthesis. BMJ Open. July 10th 2015; 5(7): e007728.

More About the Realist Approach (In General)

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