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ERIC Number: EJ438960
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1991
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ISSN: ISSN-0016-9013
Travel Behavior of Nursing Home Residents Perceived as Wanderers and Nonwanderers.
Martino-Saltzman, David; And Others
Gerontologist, v31 n5 p666-72 Oct 1991
Used video-based observations to assess travels of 40 nursing home residents, 24 of whom were wanderers. Monitored travel continuously for 30 days, recording over 5,000 unassisted travel events. Observed four basic travel patterns: direct travel, lapping, random travel, and pacing. Travel efficiency was significantly related to cognitive status, with inefficient travel most prevalent in severely demented patients. (Author/NB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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