Earn 2 Contact Hours
HOW TO OBTAIN CONTACT HOURS BY READING THIS ISSUE
Instructions: 2.0 contact hours will be awarded by SLACK Incorporated upon successful completion of the posttest and evaluation. To obtain continuing education credit:
1. Read the article "Use of Individualized Music by Trained Staff and Family: Translating Research into Practice" on pages 22-30, carefully noting the tables and other illustrative materials that are provided to enhance your knowledge and understanding of the content.
2. Read each question and record your answer on the registration form provided.
3. Type or print your full name, address, and date of birth in the spaces provided on the registration form.
4. Forward the completed form with your check or money order for $15 made payable to JCN-CE. All payments must be made in U.S. dollars and checks must be drawn on U.S. banks. Quizzes are accepted up to 24 months from date of issue.
Contact Hours: SLACK Incorporated is an approved provider of continuing education by the New Jersey State Nurses Association, Provider Number P1 88-4/03-4/06. Provider approval is valid through April 30, 2006. NJSNA is accredited by the ANCC Commission on Accreditation of the American Nurses Association.
Answers to the posttest will be graded, and you will be advised that you have passed or failed within 30 days of receipt of your completed test. A score of 70% or above will comprise a passing grade. A certificate will be awarded to participants who successfully complete the test.
A contact hour is 50 minutes of instruction. Contact hour verification can be awarded only at the completion of a program.
Objectives: After studying the article "Use of Individualized Music by Trained Staff and Family: Translating Research into Practice" in this issue, the participant will:
1. Discuss research associated with agitation and the alternative interventions for managing it.
2. Define individualized music therapy.
3. Describe the theoretical framework for the use of individualized music as an intervention for agitation.
4. Describe research procedures and outcomes associated with music as an intervention for agitation.
5. Discuss research findings from this study.
Directions: Circle the letter of the best answer on the registration form provided.
1. Research has demonstrated that agitation:
A. Interferes with care delivery.
B. Interferes with social interaction.
C. Has been correlated with an increased incidence of falls.
D. All of the above.
2. Which of the following alternative interventions for managing agitation has had the most research based evidence regarding its efficacy?
A. Relaxation exercises.
B. Music therapy.
C. Sensory stimulation.
3. In this study, individualized music is defined as:
A Music that is deemed to be relaxing to the individual.
B. Music associated with the era in which the patient/resident was a young adult.
C Music that has been integrated into the individual's life and is based on personal preference.
D. A general category of music such as classical, country or western or big band.
4. Which of the following supports the theoretical framework for the effects of individualized music intervention for agitation (IAAIA)?
A. Receptive and expressive musical abilities are believed to be preserved in individuals with ADRD long after their ability to process or express verbal language.
B. Music changes the focus of attention and provides an interpretable stimulus, overriding meaningless or confusing stimuli in the environment.
C. Elicitation of memories associated with positive feelings has a soothing effect on the person with ADRD, which in turn prevents or alleviates agitation.
D. All of the above.
5. Which of the following outcomes were measured in the study conducted by the author and described in the article?
A. Reduction in agitation.
B. Reduction in the frequency of falls.
C. Reduction in the use of restraints and psychotropic medications.
D. All of the above.
6. What score on the Global Deterioration Scale (CDS) was required by subjects for participation in the study?
A. A score of 1 to 3.
B. A score of 3 to 5.
C. A score of 3 to 7.
D. A score of 7 to 10.
7. The family version of the Assessment of Personal Music Preference (Gerdner et al., 2000) was used to determine the importance of music in the study participants' life. In this study, this assessment revealed that for the majority of participants, music had been:
A. Of little importance.
B. Slightly important.
C. Moderately important.
8. As a part of the intervention, CNAs played music for the study participants at a time selected to precede the individual's peak level of agitation. What was the length of time prescribed for the individualized music intervention?
A. 15 minutes.
B. 30 minutes.
C 45 minutes.
D. 60 minutes.
9. When measuring the mean duration of family visits, results of this study revealed that the individualized music intervention:
A. Had no effect on the mean duration of visits.
B. Increased the mean duration of visits.
C. Decreased the mean duration of visits.
D. Duration of family visits was not measured in this study.
10. Which of the following statements about the findings of the study is FALSE?
A. Residents exhibited a significant reduction in agitation during the implementation of the individualized music intervention.
B. Music was found to be a catalyst for meaningful interaction between the resident and others (e.g., staff, family, and co -resi dents).
C. The time required to implement the individualized music intervention outweighed the benefits.
D. The individualized music intervention promoted a more collaborative relationship between staff and family.