Unmet and unimportant preferences among nursing home residents: What are key resident and facility indicators?

July 29, 2020


  • Yunfei Duan
  • Tetyana P. Shippee
  • Weiwen Ng
  • Odichinma Akosionu
  • Mark Woodhouse
  • Haitao Chu
  • Jasjit S. Ahluwalia
  • Joseph E. Gaugler
  • Beth A. Virnig
  • John R. Bowblis

The Preferences Assessment Tool (PAT) in the Minimum Data Set (MDS) 3.0 assesses 16 resident preferences for daily routines and activities. Although integrating important preferences into care planning is essential to provide person-centered care in nursing homes (NHs), preferences rated as important but unmet or unimportant may not receive much attention. This study aims to (1) identify the prevalence of unmet preferences and unimportant preferences, and (2) examine their associations with resident and facility-level characteristics.

JAMDA. doi:10.1016/j.jamda.2020.06.033

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  • Long-Term Care Facilities
  • Quality Assurance
  • Research Methods