Evaluating positive experiences of very severe dementia patients

J. Pee, de, H.C.M. (Jettie) Hoonhout, J. Mason, T. Weijts, T. Bergman, Y.A.W. Kort, de

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We developed a Snoezelen application to promote the wellbeing of people with severe dementia. During a Snoezelen session, patients are provided with positive and pleasurable experiences, through a combination of visual, auditory, olfactory, and haptic stimuli. Because no measure to evaluate appreciation or enjoyment by this target group themselves could be found, a new observation measure was created and compared to existing proxy measures in a visual stimulation study based on the Snoezelen philosophy. This measure contains three domain scales, Attention, Arousal, and Valence; two (Attention and Arousal) were sensitive enough to capture an effect, or at least a trend towards an effect, of stimulus condition. This finding is seen as promising for the further development of these kinds of observational measures for testing designs for and with this target group.
Originele taal-2Engels
StatusGepubliceerd - 2013
EvenementCHI 2013 Workshop on Designing For- and With- Vulnerable People, April 27-May 2, 2013, Paris, France - Paris, Frankrijk
Duur: 27 apr 20132 mei 2013

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WorkshopCHI 2013 Workshop on Designing For- and With- Vulnerable People, April 27-May 2, 2013, Paris, France
LandFrankrijk
StadParis
Periode27/04/132/05/13
AnderCHI 2013 "Changing Perspectives" in collaboration with the First ACM European Computing Research Congress

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Pee, de, J., Hoonhout, H. C. M. J., Mason, J., Weijts, T., Bergman, T., & Kort, de, Y. A. W. (2013). Evaluating positive experiences of very severe dementia patients. Paper gepresenteerd op CHI 2013 Workshop on Designing For- and With- Vulnerable People, April 27-May 2, 2013, Paris, France, Paris, Frankrijk.