Nursing home (NH) residents routinely complete surveys that assess their health, well-being, preferences, and care needs. These surveys reveal important information but are largely based on provider rather than resident concerns. This case study shows how the spontaneous commentary of NH residents (n = 370) was used to refine the Preferences for Everyday Living Inventory (PELI) during key phases of measurement development. The experience shows how spontaneous comments hold particular value in ensuring that measurement tool development is guided by residents’ needs, concerns, and priorities.

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https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28579080

Citation

Bangerter, L. R., Abbott, K., Heid, A., Eshraghi, K., & VanHaitsma, K. (2017). Using spontaneous commentary of nursing home residents to develop resident-centered measurement tools: A case study. Geriatric Nursing, 38(6), 548-550. doi:10.1016/j.gerinurse.

Team Members as Authors

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

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.