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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/158283
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Use of Quality Factors in Nursing Home Choice
Abstract:
Use of Quality Factors in Nursing Home Choice
Conference Sponsor:Western Institute of Nursing
Conference Year:2003
Author:Congdon, Joann, PhD
P.I. Institution Name:University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, School of Nursing
Title:Assistant Professor
Contact Address:4200 E. 9th Ave. Box C-288, Denver, CO, 80262, USA
Contact Telephone:303.315.4286
Co-Authors:Magilvy, Joan K.
The process of selecting a quality nursing home requires that consumers have access to useful, meaningful, and appropriate information about nursing home quality. Although quality indicators have been identified and exist in the public domain, few consumers know how to access these indicators or how to interpret their content. Whether consumers use quality indicators to make value based decisions is unknown. The purpose of this investigation was to develop and evaluate information strategies to assist consumer use of quality factors in making nursing home choices. Specific aims included: 1) determining what information consumers and health care providers use and value in making nursing home choices; 2) determining what information currently in the pubic domain can be used to assess nursing home quality and 3) creating and testing a tool that can be used to assist consumers when choosing a nursing home. The conceptual context of the study is built upon the Consumer and Provider Multidimensional Model of Quality Nursing Home Care developed by Rantz and colleagues (1999). The model’s central focus is on nursing home residents, families, staff and community. An integration of qualitative and quantitative approaches was utilized. A descriptive qualitative design employing ethnographic interviews and analytic techniques with a sample of 68 short and long term, multicultural older nursing home residents, family members and health care providers in eight rural and urban nursing homes was completed. A descriptive comparative design was used to determine the reliability and validity of quality information publicly available, e.g., Minimum Data Sets, state survey citations, and state staffing data. Using data from aims 1 and 2, a tool was developed and then evaluated in focus groups. Findings included incongruities in the established quality indicators for nursing homes and factors identified as important by consumers. Difficulties in integrating reliable and valid public domain quality information were encountered when developing the tool. The integration of qualitative and quantitative approaches to determining the most useful and relevant indicators of nursing home quality was a strength in the study. Further development of the tool is needed. The study yielded important information on the perceived usefulness of quality indicators when selecting a nursing home.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Western Institute of Nursing

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleUse of Quality Factors in Nursing Home Choiceen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/158283-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Use of Quality Factors in Nursing Home Choice </td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Western Institute of Nursing</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2003</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Congdon, Joann, PhD</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, School of Nursing</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Assistant Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">4200 E. 9th Ave. Box C-288, Denver, CO, 80262, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-phone"><td class="label">Contact Telephone:</td><td class="value">303.315.4286</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">Joann.Congdon@uchsc.edu</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Magilvy, Joan K. </td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">The process of selecting a quality nursing home requires that consumers have access to useful, meaningful, and appropriate information about nursing home quality. Although quality indicators have been identified and exist in the public domain, few consumers know how to access these indicators or how to interpret their content. Whether consumers use quality indicators to make value based decisions is unknown. The purpose of this investigation was to develop and evaluate information strategies to assist consumer use of quality factors in making nursing home choices. Specific aims included: 1) determining what information consumers and health care providers use and value in making nursing home choices; 2) determining what information currently in the pubic domain can be used to assess nursing home quality and 3) creating and testing a tool that can be used to assist consumers when choosing a nursing home. The conceptual context of the study is built upon the Consumer and Provider Multidimensional Model of Quality Nursing Home Care developed by Rantz and colleagues (1999). The model&rsquo;s central focus is on nursing home residents, families, staff and community. An integration of qualitative and quantitative approaches was utilized. A descriptive qualitative design employing ethnographic interviews and analytic techniques with a sample of 68 short and long term, multicultural older nursing home residents, family members and health care providers in eight rural and urban nursing homes was completed. A descriptive comparative design was used to determine the reliability and validity of quality information publicly available, e.g., Minimum Data Sets, state survey citations, and state staffing data. Using data from aims 1 and 2, a tool was developed and then evaluated in focus groups. Findings included incongruities in the established quality indicators for nursing homes and factors identified as important by consumers. Difficulties in integrating reliable and valid public domain quality information were encountered when developing the tool. The integration of qualitative and quantitative approaches to determining the most useful and relevant indicators of nursing home quality was a strength in the study. Further development of the tool is needed. The study yielded important information on the perceived usefulness of quality indicators when selecting a nursing home.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T20:41:32Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T20:41:32Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipWestern Institute of Nursingen_GB
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