Research Methods

15 publications found.

Implementation of the 2016 Ohio Nursing Home and Residential Care Facility Family Satisfaction Surveys

08/18/2017

This report summarizes the implementation process and results from the 2016 Family Satisfaction Surveys conducted in Ohio nursing homes and residential care facilities. Psychometric properties of the instruments and survey tools and materials are included.

  • Long-Term Care - Other
  • Research Methods

Ohio's Nursing Home and Residential Care Facility Satisfaction: Survey Testing and Development for Residents and Families

04/30/2016

This report describes a project to update consumer surveys for residents and families in Ohio's nursing homes and residential care facilities. It also includes a newly created survey for families of residential care facility residents. Results include findings from focus groups, cognitive interviews, and a mailed pretest.

  • Long-Term Care Facilities
  • Research Methods

Factors Associated with Changes in Perceived Quality of Life Among Elderly Recipients of Long-Term Services and Supports

09/26/2015

The study is based on a prospective, observational, longitudinal cohort design, with 470 older adults from nursing homes, assisted living facilities and community as participants. Single-item quality-of-life measure assessed every 3 months over 2 years. Health related quality of life (HRQoL) domains of emotional status, functional status, and social support were measured using standardized instruments. Findings advance knowledge regarding what is arguably the most important outcome of elderly...

  • Home and Community Based Services
  • Long-Term Care - Other
  • Research Methods

Implementation of the 2014 Ohio Nursing Home Family Satisfaction Survey

09/22/2015

In 2014 the Scripps Gerontology Center conducted the 7th biennial Ohio Nursing Home Family Satisfaction Survey under a contract with the Ohio Dept. of Aging.  This year the survey had 947 facilities--the same number as in 2012--representing 98% of Ohio's nursing homes and 23, 639 families.  Information about the survey process, psychometric analyses of the survey, and recommendations for future implementation are included.Full Report (471.0Kb)

  • Long-Term Care Facilities
  • Research Methods

Agency and mental health: A transition to adulthood paradox

03/02/2015

This study utilizes nationally representative survey data from the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent to Adult Health (N = 13,592) to develop an empirical conception of the traditional treatment of health agency focused on two social psychological constructs of ‘‘subjective vitality’’ and a forward-looking orientation (‘‘optimism’’). Adolescents with higher health-based agency early in the transition to adulthood have significantly higher status attainment (occupational...

  • Mental Health
  • Research Methods

New toolkit to measure quality of person-centered care: Development and pilot evaluation with nursing home communities

09/15/2014

The purpose of this article is to report on the development of the concept and measurement of preference congruence among NH residents (phase 1), its refinement into a set of quality indicators by Advancing Excellence in America's Nursing Homes (phase 2), and its pilot evaluation in a sample of 12 early adopting NHs prior to national rollout (phase 3). The recommended toolkit for providers to use to measure PCC consists of (1) interview materials for 16 personal care and activity preferences...

  • Care Management
  • Research Methods

Successful aging, Gerontological theory, and neoliberalism: A qualitative critique

08/26/2014

This article is a critique of the successful aging (SA) paradigm as described in the Rowe and Kahn book, Successful Aging (1998). The article shows how the implicit social theory developed in the book, in a manner similar to neoliberalism, elevates the individual as the main source of any changes that must accompany the SA paradigm and the focus on SA as individual action does not provide for those older adults who do not or will not age “successfully.” This, we conclude, implicitly sets up...

  • Case Studies/ Qualitative Research
  • Research Methods

Extending the framework of generativity through research: A qualitative Study

04/16/2014

This study defines 4 foci of generativity (people, groups, things, and activities) and 4 spheres of generativity (historical, familial, individual, and relational) based in American culture and with which older informants could easily identify. The approach outlined here also discusses a form of generativity oriented to the past in which relationships with persons in senior generations form a kind of generative action since they are involved in caring for the origins of the self and hence of...

  • Case Studies/ Qualitative Research
  • Research Methods

Implementation of the 2008 Ohio Nursing Home Family Satisfaction Survey: Final Report

03/02/2009

Refinements to the survey instrument showed continued high reliability of domain areas and the instrument as a whole. Changes in instructions to families, and a number of processes were changed this year that resulted in fewer family and facility calls requesting assistance from the toll-free hotline. Comparisons of 2006 and 2008 responses show some significant improvements statewide, with more items showing statewide averages of 90 and above.The family satisfaction survey is one important...

  • Long-Term Care Facilities
  • Research Methods

2007 Ohio Residential Care Facility Resident Satisfaction Survey: Instrument Refinements

03/02/2008

This report describes psychometric testing and other evaluation of the 2007 Ohio Residential Care Resident Satisfaction Survey. Recommendations include removal of items to shorten the survey and refinement of other items.Full Report (PDF 165KB)

  • Long-Term Care Facilities
  • Research Methods

The Changing Face of Long-Term Care: Ohio's Experience 1993-2005

04/07/2007

This report details trends in Ohio long-term care service utilization over 12 years. It also provides information about the characteristics of those in different settings such as PASSPORT, nursing homes, and residential care facilities.Full Report (PDF 127KB)

  • Long-Term Care Facilities
  • Research Methods

Implementation of the 2006 Ohio Nursing Home Family Satisfaction Survey

03/18/2007

Refinements to the survey instrument showed continued high reliability of domain areas and the instrument as a whole. Changes in instructions to families, and a number of processes were changed this year that resulted in fewer family and facility calls requesting assistance from the toll-free hotline operated by the Margaret Blenkner Research Institute at Benjamin Rose.Comparisons of 2001 and 2006 responses show some significant improvements statewide, with more items showing statewide averages...

  • Long-Term Care Facilities
  • Research Methods

Development and Testing of a Resident Satisfaction Survey for Ohio's Residential Care Facilities

03/01/2007

This report describes the development and pretesting of a resident satisfaction instrument for residents in Ohio's 540 residential care facilities. Development activities included focus roups and cognitive interviews with residents. The pretest included a written survey followed by a retest interview for a subgroup of residents. Interviews with administrators also examined the feasibility of implementing a statewide satisfaction survey in residential care. A final instrument as well as...

  • Research Methods

Training case managers to administer the Service Adequacy & Satisfaction Instrument (SASI)

08/03/2005

This manual was developed to train case managers to administer the Service Adequacy and Satisfaction Instrument (SASI). Includes instrument specific guidelines as well as general information about conducting face-to-face interviews with older adults.Manual (PDF 564KB)

  • Research Methods

The HIPAA privacy rule and long-term care: A quick guide for researchers

05/02/2005

This research was funded as part of a grant from the Ohio General Assembly, through the Ohio Board of Regents to the Ohio Long-Term Care Research Project.Pamphlet (PDF 399KB)

  • Research Methods