In order to streamline the preference assessment process for nursing home residents, we used the 16 preference items from the MDS 3.0 Section F to develop a machine learning recommender system (similar to Netflix) to identify additional Preferences for Everyday Living Inventory-Nursing Home (PELI-NH) items that may also be important to specific residents. The recommender system successfully provides guidance on how to best tailor the preference items asked of residents. The system can support preference assessment in busy clinical environments, contributing to the feasibility of delivering person-centered care.

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https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29790930

Funder(s)

National Institute of Nursing Research grant (R21NR011334), The Patrick and Catherine Weldon Donaghue Medical Research Foundation, Ohio Department of Medicaid

Citation

Gannod, G. C., Abbott, K. M., VanHaitsma, K., Martindale, N., & Heppner, A. (2019). A machine learning recommender system to tailor preference assessments to enhance person-centered care among nursing home residents. The Gerontologist, 59(1), 167-176. doi: 10.1093/geront/gny056.

Team Members as Authors

Members of the the PELI Team who contributed to this publication.

Gerald C. Gannod, Ph.D.

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Dennis Cheatham

Communication Director

Chair, Department of Computer Science

Harry C. Stonecipher Distinguished Professor

Gerald C. Gannod, Ph.D.

Katherine Abbott, Ph.D, MGS

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Dennis Cheatham

Communication Director

Robert H. and Nancy J. Blayney Professor, Scripps Research Fellow

Associate Professor, Department of Sociology & Gerontology

Katherine Abbott, Ph.D, MGS

Kimberly VanHaitsma, Ph.D.

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Dennis Cheatham

Communication Director

Director, Program for Person-Centered Living Systems of Care

Associate Professor of Nursing, College of Nursing

Kimberly VanHaitsma, Ph.D.

Alexandra Heppner, BS

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Dennis Cheatham

Communication Director

Research Assistant and Project Manager, PELI-Can Project

Scripps Gerontology Center

Alexandra Heppner, BS