Digitale Reminiszenzarbeit: eine explorative Fallstudie in der stationären Langzeitpflege

Müller, Mirjam; Soom Ammann, Eva; Ermler, Andrea; Soldati, Marco; Thilo, Friederike J.S. (2022). Digitale Reminiszenzarbeit: eine explorative Fallstudie in der stationären Langzeitpflege QuPuG: Journal für Qualitative Forschung in Pflege- und Gesundheitswissenschaft, 9(2), pp. 104-112.

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Social interaction between nursing home residents and relatives or carers is often impeded by illness and institutional factors. Reminiscence therapy and games can enhance social interaction. However, it is uncertain whether this can also be achieved by means of a digitalized application. Therefore, the study explored how reminiscence therapy can be integrated into a digital game, and to what extent this game can promote social interaction. An explorative case study with three cases consisting of residents, relatives, and carers was conducted. Data collection took place by means of observations, interviews, and questionnaires. The analysis was content-analytical according to Elo and Kyngäs. The reminiscence material integrated into the digital game evoked memories in the residents and stimulated communication. The impact of the game on social interaction depended on the already established relationship. However, some social inhibitions between caregivers and residents were partly overcome. The study indicates that the digital game is suitable for reminiscence therapy, and provides indications for demand-oriented game development. Further research should investigate the topic over a longer period of time and with various populations.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)


School of Health Professions
School of Health Professions > Nursing > Field of Innovation – Psychosocial Health
School of Health Professions > Nursing > Innovation in the Field of Digital Health


Müller, Mirjam;
Soom Ammann, Eva0000-0003-3646-1450;
Ermler, Andrea;
Soldati, Marco and
Thilo, Friederike J.S.




[UNSPECIFIED] 2021-426-308-264




Tabea Schmid

Date Deposited:

20 Dec 2022 10:30

Last Modified:

12 Jan 2024 08:44

Uncontrolled Keywords:

Nursing home, reminiscence, digital game, interaction, multiple case study




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