The BSO-DOS© is a direct observation tool that provides objective and measurable data about a person living with dementia. The data collected can be utilized by clinical teams and care partners to identify patterns, trends, contributing factors and modifiable variables associated with responsive behaviours/personal expressions. This information is useful in the development and evaluation of tailored, person-centred interventions to address unmet needs through activities, environments, approaches and/or medications.

The BSO-DOS© and Permissions:


BSO-DOS© Supporting Resources:

 

 

BSO-DOS© and Permissions

The Behavioural Supports Ontario-Dementia Observation System (BSO-DOS©) is the intellectual property of the Behavioural Supports Ontario Provincial Coordinating Office (BSO PCO), North Bay Regional Health Centre, Ontario, CANADA.  It is intended that the BSO-DOS© is to be made easily accessible and utilized broadly, while preserving the integrity of this standardized tool.  As such, the following permissions are provided and/or required:
 

Paper Version (PDF File) - Clinical Use & Educational Purposes
Permission is GRANTED for the paper version of the BSO-DOS© (available below) to be downloaded, printed, photocopied, distributed and used for clinical use and/or educational purposes.  Alterations to the BSO-DOS© are prohibited.


Electronic Version – Clinical Use
Permission is REQUIRED from the Behavioural Supports Ontario Provincial Coordinating Office (provincialBSO@nbrhc.on.ca) for the BSO-DOS© to be reproduced, distributed and used electronically. The process to gain this permission is pending.   


Research Use
Permission is REQUIRED from the Behavioural Supports Ontario Provincial Coordinating Office (provincialBSO@nbrhc.on.ca) for the BSO-DOS© to be downloaded, printed, photocopied, distributed and used for research purposes. The process to gain this permission is pending.  

BSO-DOS© Supporting Resources


BSO-DOS© Start-Up Checklist
The BSO-DOS© Start-Up Checklist is for clinical leads, educators and/or administrators to support implementation of the BSO-DOS©. It provides a list of key strategies to help organizations adopt the BSO-DOS©.  
BSO-DOS© Instructional Video
The BSO-DOS© Instructional Video is for all team members involved in completing and analyzing the BSO-DOS©.  This 11 minute video highlights instructions and features of the BSO-DOS© that will assist team members in utilizing the tool.
 
 
 

BSO acknowledges CTS Canadian Career College as an exemplary community partner in the production of the BSO BSO-DOS© Instructional Video.

 

BSO-DOS© User Guide
The BSO-DOS© User Guide provides a quick reference for direct care staff on how to complete the BSO-DOS©. Clinical teams may find it helpful to print and laminate copies to assist in completion of the tool. 

 
BSO-DOS© Resource Manual
 
The BSO-DOS© Resource Manual is an in-depth resource for clinical leads, educators and advanced care clinicians that can assist in supporting the team in adopting the BSO-DOS© and answering questions that might arise.  It includes background information; definitions of each behaviour and context; how to complete each section; frequently asked questions; and case studies.   

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