This study examines stability of nursing home (NH) residents’ preferences (n = 255) related to autonomy over time, and demographic and clinical characteristics associated with change. For the majority of residents, preferences related to autonomy remained stable over 3-months. When analyzing group differences for residents reporting change versus others, no systematic associations with resident demographic or clinical attributes were found; however, differences by preference did emerge. For practitioners, the study suggests that knowing a resident’s characteristics may provide insight into how the person’s autonomy preferences may evolve over time.

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https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30836011

Funder(s)

National Institute of Nursing Research (R21NR011334), The Patrick and Catherine Weldon Donaghue Medical Research Foundation, National Center for Research Resources and National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences, National Institutes of Health (UL1 TR000127)

Citation

Heid, A., Abbott, K., Kleban, M., Rovine, M., & VanHaitsma, K. (2019). The impact of nursing home residents’ characteristics on ratings of importance of autonomy preferences in daily care over time. Journal of Aging and Mental Health, 5 (1-8). doi: 10.1080/13607863.2019.1584875

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.