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ERIC Number: EJ1083343
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0360-1277
The Content of Education for Direct Caregivers
Kusmaul, Nancy
Educational Gerontology, v42 n1 p19-24 2016
Direct caregivers in nursing homes are the certified nursing assistants (CNAs) who provide the majority of hands-on care. This study administered a knowledge instrument to a sample of CNAs () employed at nursing homes in a northeastern city to evaluate their knowledge in the domains of aging, cognition, and mental health. This study found that despite working with older adults on a daily basis, the CNAs had less than average knowledge in these areas. They demonstrated deficits in knowledge in all three domains. Implications for CNA education and regulation are discussed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Adult Education
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Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: New York
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