A descriptive study of wandering-related boundary transgression in persons with severe dementia in residential aged care

MacAndrew, Margaret T. (2014) A descriptive study of wandering-related boundary transgression in persons with severe dementia in residential aged care. PhD thesis, Queensland University of Technology.


This thesis described the characteristics of wandering-related boundary transgression in people with severe dementia in residential aged care. To explore all aspects of this common dementia-related behaviour that takes the person who wanders into out of bounds and hazardous areas, a two phase study with an interpretive and an observational phase was conducted. Study findings have provided evidence that will be used to develop strategies to help dementia carers to more effectively manage this behaviour in the future while maintaining the mobility and dignity of the person with dementia.

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ID Code: 78569
Item Type: QUT Thesis (PhD)
Supervisor: Beattie, Elizabeth, O'Reilly, Maria, Fielding, Elaine, & Kolanowski, Ann
Keywords: Dementia, Wandering, Boundary Transgression, Intrusion, Residential Aged Care, Behavioural Symptoms of Dementia
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > Schools > School of Nursing
Institution: Queensland University of Technology
Deposited On: 05 Dec 2014 03:07
Last Modified: 02 Sep 2015 05:26

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