Application of the European quality indicators for psychosocial dementia care in long-term care facilities in the Asia-Pacific region: a pilot study

Yun Hee Jeon, Wai Tong Chien, Ju Young Ha, Rahimah Ibrahim, Belinda Kirley, Lay Ling Tan, Papan Thaipisuttikul, Emmelyne Vasse, Myrra Vernooij-Dassen, Huali Wang, Jong Chul Youn, Henry Brodaty

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Method: Following the European QI protocol, auditing and data extraction of medical records of consenting residents with dementia were conducted by trained auditors with relevant health care backgrounds. Detailed field notes by the auditors were also obtained to describe the characteristics of the participating care facilities, as well as key issues and challenges encountered, for each of the 12 QIs. Results: Sixteen residential care facilities in the seven Asia-Pacific sites participated in this study. Data from 275 residents’ records revealed each of the 12 Qis’ endorsement varied widely within and between the study sites (0%–100%). Quality of the medical records, family and cultural differences, definitions and scoring of certain indicators, and time-consuming nature of the QI administration were main concerns for implementation. Conclusion: Several items in the European QIs in the current format were deemed problematic when used to measure the quality of psychosocial care in the residential aged care settings in participating Asia-Pacific countries. We propose refinements of the European QIs for the Asian-Pacific context, taking into account multiple factors identified in this study. Our findings provide crucial insights for future research and implementation of psychosocial dementia care QIs in this region.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-8
Number of pages8
JournalAging and Mental Health
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 1 Jul 2017


  • Asia-Pacific region
  • Dementia
  • nursing homes
  • person-centred care
  • psychosocial care
  • quality indicators

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Phychiatric Mental Health
  • Gerontology
  • Geriatrics and Gerontology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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