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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/158949
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Administrative Strategies to Prevent Weight Loss in Nursing Home Residents
Abstract:
Administrative Strategies to Prevent Weight Loss in Nursing Home Residents
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2009
Author:Dyck, Mary, PhD
P.I. Institution Name:Illinois State University
Title:Mennonite College of Nursing
Contact Address:Campus Box 5810, Normal, IL, 61790-5810, USA
Contact Telephone:309-438-2547
Co-Authors:M.J. Dyck, Mennonite College of Nursing, Illinois State University, Normal, IL;
Policymakers, professionals, and care givers implicate nursing staffing as a contributory factor in resident outcomes in nursing homes. While outcomes reflect resident health and well-being, recommendations for nursing leadership interventions, including staff hours per resident day, skill mix, length of shifts, staffing patterns, and nurse education, are difficult because there is a paucity of research in this area. These nursing leadership interventions could be used by Directors of Nursing to provide administrative support for the nursing staff in their provision of quality nursing care. The purposes of this study were to describe nursing leadership interventions used in the state of Missouri for the outcome of weight loss in nursing home residents and to determine if the intervention-intensity is related to the prevalence of unwanted weight loss, after adjusting for relevant patient and nursing home characteristics. The theoretical framework used was the Model of Quality Care in Nursing Homes (Dyck, 2004), which was based on Donabedian's model that uses structure, process, and outcomes as major categories of variables. Hierarchical logistic regression modeling was used for the analysis. This study was a secondary analysis of baseline data from the intervention group of Dr. Rantz's current RO1 study of twenty-six nursing homes in Missouri with 1513 residents. Limitations included small sample size and a sample from poorly performing nursing homes. The percent of residents with weight loss in 90 days prior to the site visit was a mean of 9.57 (4.90) with a minimum of 0.00 and maximum of 18.92. The types of strategies included planning, staffing, supervisory, educational, environmental, and multidisciplinary. None of the types of strategies were significant in preventing weight loss in nursing home residents. Strategies need to be further defined and developed in order to be accurately measured.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Midwest Nursing Research Society

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleAdministrative Strategies to Prevent Weight Loss in Nursing Home Residentsen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/158949-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Administrative Strategies to Prevent Weight Loss in Nursing Home Residents</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Midwest Nursing Research Society</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2009</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Dyck, Mary, PhD</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Illinois State University</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Mennonite College of Nursing</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">Campus Box 5810, Normal, IL, 61790-5810, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-phone"><td class="label">Contact Telephone:</td><td class="value">309-438-2547</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">mjdyck@ilstu.edu</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">M.J. Dyck, Mennonite College of Nursing, Illinois State University, Normal, IL;</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Policymakers, professionals, and care givers implicate nursing staffing as a contributory factor in resident outcomes in nursing homes. While outcomes reflect resident health and well-being, recommendations for nursing leadership interventions, including staff hours per resident day, skill mix, length of shifts, staffing patterns, and nurse education, are difficult because there is a paucity of research in this area. These nursing leadership interventions could be used by Directors of Nursing to provide administrative support for the nursing staff in their provision of quality nursing care. The purposes of this study were to describe nursing leadership interventions used in the state of Missouri for the outcome of weight loss in nursing home residents and to determine if the intervention-intensity is related to the prevalence of unwanted weight loss, after adjusting for relevant patient and nursing home characteristics. The theoretical framework used was the Model of Quality Care in Nursing Homes (Dyck, 2004), which was based on Donabedian's model that uses structure, process, and outcomes as major categories of variables. Hierarchical logistic regression modeling was used for the analysis. This study was a secondary analysis of baseline data from the intervention group of Dr. Rantz's current RO1 study of twenty-six nursing homes in Missouri with 1513 residents. Limitations included small sample size and a sample from poorly performing nursing homes. The percent of residents with weight loss in 90 days prior to the site visit was a mean of 9.57 (4.90) with a minimum of 0.00 and maximum of 18.92. The types of strategies included planning, staffing, supervisory, educational, environmental, and multidisciplinary. None of the types of strategies were significant in preventing weight loss in nursing home residents. Strategies need to be further defined and developed in order to be accurately measured.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T21:33:18Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T21:33:18Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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