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Journal of Korean Academy of Fundamentals of Nursing 2009;16(2): 223
동물로봇과의 상호작용에 따른 치매노인의 인지기능, 기분상태, 문제행동 및 반응의 변화
임난영1, 강현숙2, 박영숙3, 안동현4, 오진환5, 송정희6
1한양대학교 의과대학 간호학과
2경희대학교 간호과학대학
3서울대학교 간호대학
4한양대학교 의과대학
5세명대학교 간호학과
6갑천과학대학 간호과
Cognitive Function, Mood, Problematic Behavior and Response to Interaction with Robot Pet by Elders with Dementia
Nan-Young Lim1, Hyun-Sook Kang2, Young-Sook Park3, Dong-Hyun Ahn4, Jin-Hwan Oh5, Jung-Hee Song6
1Department of Nursing, College of Medicine, Hanyang University
2College of Nursing Science, Kyung Hee University
3College of Nursing, Seoul National University
4College of Medicine, Hanyang University
5Department of Nursing, Se Myung University
6Department of Nursing, Kimcheon Science College
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to identify the effects on cognitive function, mood, problematic behaviors and response to interaction with robot pet by elderly people with dementia.
Method: A methodological triangulation design with quantitative and qualitative methods was used. The participants were 9 elderly people with dementia. The intervention was conducted twice a week for 4 weeks, Qualitative data were collected by interviews and video-taping for analysis of the responses of participants,
Results: 1) Cognitive function, mood and problematic behaviors did not show any significantly differences after the program. 2) Analysis of the responses showed increases in verbal communication and positive action.
Conclusion: The robot pet program had positive effects such as increasing communication and interaction. Therefore, this program could be considered as an effective program for emotional support for elderly people with dementia. However further repetitive study is need to validate the result.
Key words: Dementia | Robotics | Cognition | Mood
주요어: 치매 | 로봇 | 기분상태 | 인지기능 | 문제행동