Langar and Rodin- Procedures

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What was Langar and Rodin's research method?
A feild experiment in a high quality nursing home in the USA (Connecticut)
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What did the sample consist of?
91 old people (aged 65-90, those not in this range were removed as were non-communicative/bedbound patients)
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What did the Responsibility Group (RIG) consist of?
8 males and 39 females on the 4th floor
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What did the Control group consist of?
9 males and 35 females on the 2nd floor
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How were the old people the same/balanced?
Balanced in terms of health, class, time at the home ect.
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What did the 1st questionnaire consist of?
Rated how happy and active pps felt on a scale of 0-8.
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What did the second questionnaire- that the 2 nurses (day and night) were given consist of?
It adressed the pps across 9, 10 point scales including alertness, active participation and a sense of well-being.
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Who else also rated the pps alertness?
The research assistant
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When were the announcements given to each group separely?
One week after the questionnaires were filled in.
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Who were the announcements given by?
The 33 year old male boss of the home
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What did the announcement say to the RIG?
They were given a message emphasising their responsibility for themselves. They were allowed to make choices (eg whether thurs or fri was 'movie night' or how to complain) and giving them a responsibility of choosing & looking after a plant.
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What did the announcement say to the CG?
They were given a message emphasising that the staff were responsible for their happiness. Staff made decisions (eg which night was 'movie night') and looked after their plant for them.
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When were the pps revisited?
3 days later
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What were the RIG told when they were revisited?
'We want you to be happy. Treat this like your home and make all the decisions you used to make.'
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What were the CG told when they were revisited?
'We want you to be happy.'
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When did the pps and nurses fill in their questionnaires again?
3 weeks later
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Why were the questionnaires filled in again?
To see if improvements were made
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What were some behavioural measures that took place?
If they went to 'movie night' and if they entered the number of jelly beans in a jar competition etc.
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How did L&R address some ethical issues?
They ensured the staff still continued to give high quality care to both groups of pps.
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91 old people (aged 65-90, those not in this range were removed as were non-communicative/bedbound patients)

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