This study sought to understand why nursing home (NH) residents’ (n = 39) preferences may change at different points in time. Using secondary data analysis of cognitive interviews, the study identified 4 major domains or reasons for a change: within person (i.e., health), facility environment (i.e., schedule), social environment (i.e., relationships), and global environment (i.e., weather). The study highlights the contextual factors that influence a person’s preferences and ratings of importance that must be considered to keep care plans and delivery matched to the individual’s preferences.

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https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24814829

Funder(s)

National Institute of Nursing Research (R21NR011334)

Citation

Heid, A. R., Eshraghi, K., Duntzee, C. I., Abbott, K., Curyto, K., & VanHaitsma, K. (2016). “It depends”: Reasons why nursing home residents change their minds about care preferences. The Gerontologist, 56(2), 243-255. doi: 10.1093/geront/gnu040.

Team Members as Authors

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

Allison Heid, Ph.D.

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Dennis Cheatham

Communication Director

Research Consultant

Allison Heid, Ph.D.

Karen Eshraghi, MSW

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Dennis Cheatham

Communication Director

Quality Improvement Manager

Karen Eshraghi, MSW

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.