Research output

Every steps counts: daily activities of nursing home residents and the role of nursing staff

Research output: ThesisDoctoral ThesisInternal

Associated researcher

  • den Ouden, M.

Associated organisations


This dissertation examines the daily activities of nursing home residents and the role played by nurses and caregivers. The most common activities are sleeping, watching TV and doing nothing. Household activities are extremely rare, as nearly half of these daily tasks are performed by nurses and caregivers. An intervention was developed (DAIly NURSE) to help nurses and caregivers encourage nursing home residents to engage in daily activities. DAIly NURSE consists of policy, education and coaching and aims to raise awareness of one's own behaviour through video recordings and other methods. Nursing home residents seem to be more involved in daily activities after the implementation of DAIly NURSE.

    Research areas

  • nursing home, care, activities, exercise, nurse, awareness


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Original languageEnglish
Awarding Institution
Award date4 Oct 2018
Place of PublicationMaastricht
  • Datawyse / Universitaire Pers Maastricht
Print ISBNs9789493019539
Publication statusPublished - 2018