The purpose of this study was to assess the implementation of a novel person-centered communication tool in Ohio and Tennessee nursing homes. The communication tool, based on the Preferences for Everyday Living Inventory (PELI), is called a Preferences for Activity and Leisure (PAL) Card. The goal of the PAL Card is to communicate important resident preferences across care team members. The Consolidated Framework for Implementation Research (CFIR) was utilized as an a priori coding scheme to identify factors associated with effective implementation.

Katherine Abbott, PhD, MGS, Alex Heppner, Abby Hermesch, MGS, Kamryn Kasler, Becca Cinfio, Vanessa Burshnic, PhD, Sarina Poth, Miranda Corpora, LMSW , Megan Kelley, Kimberly VanHaitsma, PhD. “Build that relationship, that’s where it all begins”: Staff Perceptions on the Implementation of a Person-Centered Communication Intervention. Poster presented at 13th Annual Conference on the Science of Dissemination and Implementation in Health; 2020 Dec 15-17; Virtual.