Functional competence and emotional well-being for long term care residents with dementia: confirming a conceptual practice model through action research
Long term care facilities often lack support for residents' quality of life. The Lived Environment and Life Quality Model (LELQ) is an empirically derived conceptual model on the effects of the lived environment on three quality of life indicators: daily time use, functional competence and emotional well-being, for long term care residents' with Alzheimer's disease and related dementias. This study's purpose was to further the LELQ Model by engaging in a theory building process. To do so, the study sought to understand how expert occupational therapists' conceptualizations of their work align ...
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