This study examines consistency of ratings over a 3-day test-retest period for how satisfied long-term care (LTC) recipients (n=49) were with fulfillment of important preferences. Pearson correlations were assessed for reports of satisfaction on 16 everyday preference items. Participants received services from skilled nursing, assisted living, or adult day health care provided by a single LTC organization. Results indicate that participants were consistent in reports of satisfaction of preference fulfillment over 3 days on 13 of 16 preferences. This finding indicates that ratings of satisfaction with preference fulfillment are reliable indicators to use in care planning.

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Hoffman Graduate Scholar Program at the Pennsylvania State University, Polisher Research Institute of the Madlyn and Leonard Abramson Center for Jewish Life, and in part by the National Institute of Nursing Research (R21NR011334)


Heid, A. R., Brnich, E., Eshraghi, K., Abbott, K.M., & Van Haitsma, K. (2019). Exploring preference fulfillment among older adults receiving long-term care: Consistency of satisfaction ratings. Annals of Long-Term Care. doi:10.25270/altc.2019.01.00053