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Background and Purpose— The purposes of this study were to compare proxy-patient responses on each domain of the Stroke Impact Scale (SIS) and the SIS-16, estimate the bias, and evaluate the validity… Expand
BACKGROUND Health care transitions in the last months of life can be burdensome and potentially of limited clinical benefit for patients with advanced cognitive and functional impairment. METHODS… Expand
PURPOSE OF THE STUDY To estimate the prevalence of culture change practice in U.S. nursing homes (NHs) and examine how state Medicaid policies may be associated with this prevalence. DESIGN AND… Expand
PURPOSE Individuals receiving postacute care in skilled nursing facilities often require complex, skilled care provided by licensed nurses. It is believed that a stable set of nursing personnel is… Expand
Between 1999 and 2008, the number of elderly Hispanics and Asians living in US nursing homes grew by 54.9 percent and 54.1 percent, respectively, while the number of elderly black residents increased… Expand
PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to describe how the prevalence of nurse aide training and competency evaluation programs (NATCEPs) provided in the nursing home (NH) setting changed between 1997… Expand
To understand the process of instituting culture change (CC) practices in nursing homes (NHs). NH Directors of Nursing (DONs) and Administrators (NHAs) at 4,149 United States NHs were surveyed about… Expand
Aims: Most developed countries are taking steps to move away from institutional models of care for the aged, in an attempt to both improve quality of life for those receiving care and improve the… Expand
OBJECTIVES To understand whether nursing home (NH) introduction of culture change practices is associated with improved quality. DESIGN NH-level panel study using multivariate fixed-effects… Expand
Abstract: This study used quantitative and qualitative methods to examine the design of nursing jobs in long-term care facilities and the effect of job design on employee satisfaction.