What is the PELI-K?
The PELI-K is the first tool specifically designed to assess the daily living preferences of Korean older adults. The new assessment instrument is based on the Preferences for Everyday Living Inventory-NH developed to personalize daily life and care in U.S. nursing homes. Both the original PELI and the new PELI-K assess older adults’ preferences across 72 items related to personal development, leisure activities, living environment, daily routine and social relationships.

How was the PELI-K developed?
Dr. So Young Shin, associate professor at Inje University College of Nursing in South Korea, and her research team translated and culturally adapted the PELI into Korean, following rigorous guidelines set by the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research (ISPOR). Dr. Shin’s 2023 article details each step of the yearlong pilot study, including translating the PELI and modifying individual items to match Korean lifestyles and culture. Cognitively capable Korean older adults reviewed the translation and took part in face-to-face interviews to evaluate the PELI-K’s face validity. Participants found the PELI-K easy to understand and interpret, and culturally relevant. Dr. Shin hopes that implementing the PELI-K in diverse long-term care facilities, including nursing homes, will lead to more personalized care and enhanced quality of life for Korean older adults. 

For more information:
Shin, S. & Kwon, J. H. (2023). Translation and cultural adaptation of the Preferences for Everyday Living Inventory for Korean nursing home settings. Journal of Gerontological Nursing, 49(5), 5-10.  doi: 10.3928/00989134-20230413-02