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Editorial Ron Iphofen, Editor University of Wales, Bangor It is well known that the ‘informal’ carers of draw ideas from the literature which help resist older people with dementia tend to be older the expectation that ‘sleep problems’ are an people themselves. It is also generally assumed inevitability of growing older. They conclude that professional care support for such people that more sleep research specifically targeted would typically come from the community at older people is needed in order to inform psychiatric nurse. The study that Susan improved policy and practice. Pickard and Caroline Glendinning report here Jane Bentley, Julienne Meyer and Kalman demonstrates the mismatch between carers’ Kafetz, in their review of day hospital care and professionals’ expectations of the form assessment, also outline the key measurement that care can and should take. difficulties involved in such appraisal. As we Peter Hobson, Lesley Leeds and Jolyon have seen more than once before in Quality in Meara’s research also looks at carers, but from Ageing, traditional quantitative measurement the point of view of their coping strategies and approaches are inadequate to deal with the how they relate to quality of life. In a variability in service provision and individual multivariate study of Parkinson’s disease needs. As a consequence they question policy patients and their carers, they examined the demands for service review until more valid factors influencing the range of coping and reliable comparative indicators can be strategies adopted. Acknowledging these developed. relationships to be complex, they point up In some respects all of the work reported in some of the measurement difficulties involved this issue suggests the need for greater in research of this nature. methodological sophistication in research that In this issue, for the first time, we have two influences care policy and practice for older literature reviews. Jason Ellis, Mark Cropley people – an approach entirely consistent with and Sarah Hampson examine the problems our editorial policy. associated with insomnia in older people and 2 Quality in Ageing – Policy, practice and research Volume 2 Issue 4 December 2001 © Pavilion Publishing 2001 http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Quality in Ageing and Older Adults Emerald Publishing

Editorial

Quality in Ageing and Older Adults , Volume 2 (4): 1 – Dec 1, 2001

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Emerald Publishing
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1471-7794
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10.1108/14717794200100023
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Abstract

Ron Iphofen, Editor University of Wales, Bangor It is well known that the ‘informal’ carers of draw ideas from the literature which help resist older people with dementia tend to be older the expectation that ‘sleep problems’ are an people themselves. It is also generally assumed inevitability of growing older. They conclude that professional care support for such people that more sleep research specifically targeted would typically come from the community at older people is needed in order to inform psychiatric nurse. The study that Susan improved policy and practice. Pickard and Caroline Glendinning report here Jane Bentley, Julienne Meyer and Kalman demonstrates the mismatch between carers’ Kafetz, in their review of day hospital care and professionals’ expectations of the form assessment, also outline the key measurement that care can and should take. difficulties involved in such appraisal. As we Peter Hobson, Lesley Leeds and Jolyon have seen more than once before in Quality in Meara’s research also looks at carers, but from Ageing, traditional quantitative measurement the point of view of their coping strategies and approaches are inadequate to deal with the how they relate to quality of life. In a variability in service provision and individual multivariate study of Parkinson’s disease needs. As a consequence they question policy patients and their carers, they examined the demands for service review until more valid factors influencing the range of coping and reliable comparative indicators can be strategies adopted. Acknowledging these developed. relationships to be complex, they point up In some respects all of the work reported in some of the measurement difficulties involved this issue suggests the need for greater in research of this nature. methodological sophistication in research that In this issue, for the first time, we have two influences care policy and practice for older literature reviews. Jason Ellis, Mark Cropley people – an approach entirely consistent with and Sarah Hampson examine the problems our editorial policy. associated with insomnia in older people and 2 Quality in Ageing – Policy, practice and research Volume 2 Issue 4 December 2001 © Pavilion Publishing 2001

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Quality in Ageing and Older AdultsEmerald Publishing

Published: Dec 1, 2001

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