Nursing home staff's perceived ability to influence quality of life

Robert L Kane, Todd H Rockwood, Kathryn Hyer, Karen Desjardins, Andrea Brassard, Charles Gessert, Rosalie A Kane, Christine A Mueller

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Nurses, certified nursing assistants, activity personnel, social workers, and physicians in 5 cities rated their ability to affect each of 17 quality of life (QoL) items for 2 hypothetical cases. Those closest to the residents feel the most empowered to make a difference. Overall, certified nursing assistants were consistently the most optimistic about their ability to influence QoL. Perceptions of ability to influence QoL were correlated with attitudes about nursing homes. These perceptions may be helpful in retaining such staff.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)248-255
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Nursing Care Quality
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jan 1 2006


  • Magnitude estimation
  • Nursing home staff
  • Nursing homes
  • Preferences
  • Quality of life
  • Values

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