Preference importance ratings among African American and white nursing home residents

December 28, 2021


  • Nytasia M. Hicks
  • Allison R. Heid
  • Katherine M. Abbott
  • Kendall Leser
  • Kimberly Van Haitsma

The Preferences for Everyday Living Inventory (PELI-NH) assesses the psychosocial preferences of nursing home (NH) residents. This study explored the association of race with importance ratings of self-dominion preferences (i.e., preferences for control). Results showed African Americans were younger and more functionally impaired. After accounting for the effects of gender (female), age (younger), anxiety (greater), and functional impairment (less) with higher reports of importance of self-dominion preferences, race was significant. There were no significant moderating effects.

Clinical Gerontologist, doi:10.1080/07317115.2021.2007436

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  • Long-Term Care - Other
  • Religion/Spirituality