2006 Student Research Conference:
19th Annual Student Research Conference

Human Potential and Performance

The Effect of Family-Oriented Policies and Practices in Nursing Homes on Family Involvement
Virginia C. Pozzo* and Mary E. Klein
Dr. Stephen Hadwiger, Faculty Mentor

The purpose of this proposed study is to use Friedemann's conceptual model of family involvement (1999) to investigate the effects of family-oriented policies and practices, which promote varying family roles, on the involvement of families in the nursing home. The study will use a non-equivalent quasi-experimental design. The sample of residents and their families will be recruited from two nursing homes in a Midwest metropolitan city. In one nursing home (experimental group), family members and residents will be invited to participate in care coordination meetings. In the other nursing home (control group), family members and residents will receive notification of the 24-hour visitation and telephone policy. The dependent variable, the number of minutes family spends with the resident, will be measured at the ratio level using IQ500 TimeClocks which will be tested using a Pearson's r correlation coefficient prior to the start of measuring the dependent variable. A student's one-tailed t-test will be used to test the hypothesis.

Keywords: family involvement, nursing homes, Friedemann, nursing, gerontology

Topic(s):Nursing

Presentation Type: Poster

Session: 60-47
Location: OP Lobby and Atrium
Time: 4:15

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