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New horizons in gerotranscendence interventions. Targeting nursing home staff members and other caregivers: a scoping review

Taiane Abreu (University of Aveiro, Aveiro, Portugal) (University of Aveiro, Aveiro, Portugal)
Lia Araujo (University of Aveiro, Aveiro, Portugal) (University of Aveiro, Aveiro, Portugal) (b Instituto Politecnico de Viseu, Viseu, Portugal)
Laetitia Teixeira (University of Aveiro, Aveiro, Portugal) (University of Aveiro, Aveiro, Portugal) (c University of Porto, Porto, Portugal)
Oscar Ribeiro (University of Aveiro, Aveiro, Portugal) (University of Aveiro, Aveiro, Portugal) (d University of Aveiro, Aveiro, Portugal)
b Instituto Politecnico de Viseu, Viseu, Portugal
c University of Porto, Porto, Portugal
d University of Aveiro, Aveiro, Portugal

Working with Older People

ISSN: 1366-3666

Article publication date: 10 May 2024

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Abstract

Purpose

The aim of this scoping review is to describe the published gerotranscendence interventions targeting older adults’ caregivers and their outcomes.

Design/methodology/approach

Six databases were searched, and three studies were selected for analysis: one short-term quasi-experimental study and two observational studies.

Findings

The interventions consisted in an instructional moment about the gerotranscendence theory and a moment for sharing personal perceptions.

Originality/value

Gerotranscendence interventions can be essential for the caregivers to have a better relationship with the older adults, as they could improve their perception on their needs. Even though the interventions presented promising results benefiting caregivers and older adults, none of the studies confirmed that these changes persisted in the long term and additional studies are needed to robustly investigate this subject.

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Acknowledgements

Corrigendum: It has come to the attention of the publisher that the article, Abreu, T., Araujo, L., Teixeira, L. and Ribeiro, O. (2024), “New horizons in gerotranscendence interventions. Targeting nursing home staff members and other caregivers: a scoping review”, Working with Older People, Vol. ahead-of-print No. ahead-of-print. https://doi.org/10.1108/WWOP-10-2023-0046, did not include complete funding information.

Emerald guidelines make clear that funding information should be reviewed for accuracy at proof stage.

The funding information has been corrected in the online version of the article to include full funding details.

This study was partially supported (English editing) by national funds through FCT – Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia, I.P., within CINTESIS R&D Unit (UI/BD/151489/2021, UIDB/4255/2020 and UIDP/4255/2020) and within the scope of the project RISE (LA/P/0053/2020).

Citation

Abreu, T., Araujo, L., Teixeira, L. and Ribeiro, O. (2024), "New horizons in gerotranscendence interventions. Targeting nursing home staff members and other caregivers: a scoping review", Working with Older People, Vol. ahead-of-print No. ahead-of-print. https://doi.org/10.1108/WWOP-10-2023-0046

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