Findings and Conclusions Langer and Rodin (1976)

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Were there any significant differences between the RIG and CG in the first questionnaire?
There were no significant differences between the RIG and CG in terms of happiness, activity etc
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What were the percentage increases in for the RIG and CG in terms of happiness after being able to make choices?
The RIG felt 48% happier but the improvement for the CG was only 25%
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What differences were found out between the RIG and the CG?
RIG spent more time visiting other patients, visiting people outside the home and talking to staff. They also spent less time doing passive things like watching the tv or watching the staff compared to the CG.
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What was the attendance of Movie night between the two groups?
The attendance was much higher for the RIG. One month earlier showed no difference in attendance.
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What was the participation in the beans in a jar competition of the RIG and CG
10 people from the RIG took part but only 1 pps took part from the CG
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What were the nurses judgements on the pps from the RIG and CG?
93% of the RIG had improved in the 3-4 week period- 21% of the CG had improved (71% of the CG were said to have become more debilitated after 3 weeks)
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What percentage of pps did not understand what word?
The word in the question was "control" and 20% did not understand what this was meant so was not used as a comparison.
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What was the effect of giving people choice and responsibility?
has a positive effect on their mental and physical health (93% improvement)
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So. what should be done to these institutions with these results?
Procedures should be put in place to removed any factors in institutions that reduce real or perceived responsibility
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