806 research outputs found

    The clinical utility of the electronic toilet-top bidet for Australian nursing home residents and staff

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    Inability to self-toilet has negative outcomes for older people, including risk of admission to residential care. In residential care, toileting is the most frequent task undertaken by staff and may provoke distress, particularly for people with dementia. This work comprises an iterative, mixed methods investigation of the feasibility and clinical utility of the wash-and-dry toilet-top bidet for older dependent people, staff and family carers. A literature review and three exploratory studies were conducted. First, interviews with five family carers found the bidet acceptable if it met physical and symbolic needs. Ongoing use was mediated by environmental constraints, cleaning ability, reactions of the older person, and quality of interactions with health professionals. Carers reported it cleaned reliably, reduced incontinence and helped ‚Äėnormalise‚Äô familial relationships. Second, a single-arm study in a dementia aged care home (ACH) found bidets were feasible and acceptable for residents and staff, were reliable, and cleaned effectively. Staff workload and facility expenditure on incontinence products decreased. Third, a non-randomised, controlled pilot study in two ACHs (n= 49 residents, 73 staff) found bidets were acceptable, reduced staff workload, improved resident behaviour during toileting and lowered rates of constipation. No changes were found in incontinence associated dermatitis or odour. Residents in the bidet condition were more likely to have a clear case of bacteriurea or a probable urinary tract infection, however higher rates of faecal incontinence at baseline may have mediated this result. The studies have ecological validity and bidet technology shows promise for improving dignity and ease of toileting. These studies have contributed to a more nuanced understanding of factors that influence uptake and ongoing use of assistive technologies in aged care settings, and development of measures also provides a basis for future confirmatory studies

    Islamic Bathroom: A Recommendation of Bathroom Layout Design with Islamic Values

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    A bathroom is a room that cannot be separated from humans’ daily lives and there are activities performed inside of it. Today’s bathroom usually is designed in the universal style, even though there is no human with the same background nor the same religion. Every religion has its own rules and should be applied by its followers in every aspect of their lives, especially in Islam. There are two guidelines which have the explanation of the bathroom etiquette, Al Quran and Hadits. For the Muslim users, the synchronization between bathroom etiquette and the design of the bathroom is an effort of the observance to Allah SWT. Therefore, this writing is an attempt to give a reminder and also a recommendation of bathroom design layouts based on the rules of Islamic bathroom etiquette. The methodology of this research is to describe all of the bathroom etiquettes in Al-Quran and Hadits and make the concept of the bathroom design layouts based on what is permitted and forbidden

    Bathrooms can be easier to use!

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    Innovation Toilet and Barriers of Diffusion in Developing Country Case Study: TOTO Electronic Bidet Seat Toilet

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    The innovation of electronic bidet seat toilet in Japan has diffused to more than sixty percent of Japanese household while it has low rate of diffusion in other countries especially in developing country. From this phenomenon, it is interesting to understand about the barrier of diffusion, which focuses on the adopter categories of diffusion, barrier factors and proposition of key success factors of the diffusion in Indonesia as one of emerging economic and the member of G 20. There have been few studies about diffusion of innovation toilet, and this paper especially examines the diffusion of new innovations on electronic bidet toilet due to its successful diffusion among Japanese household, and further became a standard fixture toilet in Japan. This paper also discusses the product life cycle of electronic bidet toilet in Japan, global diffusion, identifies adopter categories and barrier factors of diffusion in Indonesia. Finally, theoretical propositions are developed on the diffusion of innovation for electronic bidet toilet in Indonesia

    Assessment of Future Water Efficiency Measures

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    The Victorian water utilities have been active in the implementation of water efficiency for many years. Similar to other jurisdictions this intensified during the Millennium drought. The approaches employed during the drought involved both individual and joint water utility initiatives, often in collaboration with the Victorian government. These initiatives covered both the residential and non-residential sectors and were supported by the important collaborative research initiated in 2003 under the $50m Smart Water Fund (now closed). This research report ‚ÄúAssessment of Future Water Efficiency Measures‚ÄĚ has been developed by the Institute for Sustainable Futures (ISF), University of Technology Sydney, on behalf of the three Melbourne retailers, Melbourne Water, Barwon Water and the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning. The rapid study does not aim to be exhaustive but to begin to gather information to assist in taking stock of the current efficiency situation and to look on the horizon in terms of how efficiency might change. It aims to gather information that will be useful to assist in testing alternative potential scenarios of long term demand forecasts and new potential short and long term efficiency program opportunities that can be actioned when deemed appropriate into the future. There is significant additional conservation potential available as we look to the future in terms of new more efficient appliances and ways to interact with customers by tapping into new technical and behavioural opportunities

    A DESCRIPTIVE ANALYSIS OF JARGON IN HOUSEKEEPING DIVISION AT CAKRA KUSUMA HOTEL

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    The objectives of this research are to identify and describe the forms, the meaning, and the functions of jargon used in Housekeeping Division at Cakra Kusuma Hotel. This research employed a descriptive qualitative method. The key instrument of the research was the researcher himself. The housekeeping jargons were in the written form. The data collection technique consists of observation and interview. The systematic data analysis involved identification, categorization, analysis, and conclusion based on the sociolinguistic study. To ensure the reliability and validity of the data, this research used trustworthiness by doing triangulation. The triangulations done in this research covered the triangulations of theory and observer. The result of data analysis reveals that there are 48 jargons in Housekeeping Division at Cakra Kusuma Hotel. In terms of forms, the jargons are presented in three forms, i.e. abbreviation, word, and phrase. The meaning is defined based on the documents related to Housekeeping Division by considering the lexical meaning from dictionary and the context where the jargons are used. The functions of housekeeping jargon include providing a technical or specialist language for precise and economical communication and encouraging in-group solidarity. Key words: jargon, Housekeeping Division, Cakra Kusuma Hote

    Bathroom safety for older people

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    Innovation Toilet and Barriers of Diffusion in Developing Country Case Study: TOTO Electronic Bidet Seat Toilet

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    The innovation of electronic bidet seat toilet in Japan has diffused to more than sixty percent of Japanese household while it has low rate of diffusion in other countries especially in developing country. From this phenomenon, it is interesting to understand about the barrier of diffusion, which focuses on the adopter categories of diffusion, barrier factors and proposition of key success factors of the diffusion in Indonesia as one of emerging economic and the member of G 20. There have been few studies about diffusion of innovation toilet, and this paper especially examines the diffusion of new innovations on electronic bidet toilet due to its successful diffusion among Japanese household, and further became a standard fixture toilet in Japan. This paper also discusses the product life cycle of electronic bidet toilet in Japan, global diffusion, identifies adopter categories and barrier factors of diffusion in Indonesia. Finally, theoretical propositions are developed on the diffusion of innovation for electronic bidet toilet in Indonesia.Keywords: Innovation toilet, Barriers of diffusion, Indonesia, TOTO Electronic bidet seat toile

    Irish H & V News

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