Honoring preferences is a cornerstone of person-centered care, yet German researchers found that nursing records typically document few older adults’ preferences. To address this problem, the research team developed a culturally sensitive translation and item-based modification of the Preferences for Everyday Living Inventory (PELI) for German nursing homes, home care and adult day care programs. The team will pilot test the new questionnaire, called PELI-D, in all three care settings, using psychometric approaches and qualitative interviews. The team then will refine the tool and disseminate it free of charge so that providers can document and honor individual preferences more consistently.

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https://bmjopen.bmj.com/content/bmjopen/10/1/e030268.full.pdf

Funder(s)

Stiftung Wohlfahrtspflege Nordrhein-Westfalen (Foundation for Welfare Work North Rhine-Westphalia) (SW-620-6734-Z), and German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases (registered association), part of the Helmholtz-Gemeinschaft (Helmholtz Association).

Citation

Stacke, T., Bergmann, J.M., Strobel, A.M., Muller-Widmer, R., Purwins, D., Manietta, C., Rommerskirch, M., Nebowsky, A-E., Wegner, A., White, J., Kelleter, H., Ralic, N., VanHaitsma, K., & Roes, M. (2020). Preferences for everyday living inventory (PELI): study protocol for piloting a culture-sensitive and setting-specific translated instrument in German care settings (PELI-D). BMJ Open. dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2019-030268

Team Members as Authors

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

Martina Roes, Ph.D.

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Dennis Cheatham

Communication Director

Professor, Implementation and Dissemination Research & Methods in Health Care Research

Martina Roes, Ph.D.

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.