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Supporting first-line managers in implementing oral care guidelines in nursing homes
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Public Health and Caring Sciences, Health Services Research. 1School of Education, Health and Social Studies, Dalarna University, Falun, Sweden.; Faculty of Medicine and Health, Linköping University, Sweden.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-7737-169X
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Public Health and Caring Sciences, Family Medicine and Preventive Medicine. School of Education, Health and Social Studies, Dalarna University, Falun, Sweden.
School of Education, Health and Social Studies, Dalarna University, Falun, Sweden.; The Public Dental Health Service Competence Centre of Northern Norway, Tromsø, Norway.
School of Education, Health and Social Studies, Dalarna University, Falun, Sweden.; Department of Neurobiology, Care Sciences and Society, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden.; University of Gothenburg, Göteborg, Sweden.
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2017 (English)In: Nordic journal of nursing research, ISSN 2057-1585, E-ISSN 2057-1593Article in journal (Refereed) Epub ahead of print
Abstract [en]

This study investigated first-line managers’ experience of and responses to a concise leadership intervention to facilitate the implementation of oral care clinical practice guidelines (CPGs) in nursing homes. Leadership is known to be an important element in knowledge implementation but little is known as to what supports managers to facilitate the process. By means of a process evaluation with mixed methods, the context and a three-month leadership program was explored, including activities during and in relation to the program, and the effects in terms of oral care CPG implementation plans. While the managers appreciated the intervention and considered improved oral care to be a priority, their implementation plans mainly focused the dissemination of an oral care checklist. The findings suggest that extended implementation interventions engaging both managers and clinical staff are needed, and that a concise intervention does not facilitate first-line managers to adopt behaviors known to facilitate knowledge implementation.

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Sage Publications, 2017.
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-342433DOI: 10.1177/2057158517713379OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-342433DiVA, id: diva2:1184266
Available from: 2018-02-20 Created: 2018-02-20 Last updated: 2018-02-21Bibliographically approved

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