ERIC Number: ED053366
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Nursing Home Research Study. Quantitative Measurement of Nursing Services.
McKnight, Eleanor M.
The Nursing Home Research Study is concerned with the quantitative measurement of nursing service in nursing homes. The purpose of the project was to provide data needed to establish a basis for proposing minimal staffing patterns for nursing homes. In an adaptation of the methodology used in a study conducted by the Milwaukee, Wisconsin Health Department in 1962-63, nurse observers collected data by observing the nursing care of 195 sample patients in 14 nursing homes located in the Denver Metropolitan area during the period November 5, 1965 to April 17, 1966. The data were obtained on the number of specific nursing activities completed in 24 areas of nursing care; the time required for the categorical levels of nursing personnel to perform these activities for patients with minimal, moderate, or maximum nursing needs, ambulatory and nonambulatory; the distribution of personnel by shift; and the characteristics of the patients residing in the homes. These data will be invaluable in judging proposals for establishing guidelines for staffing of nursing homes. (Author/DB)
Descriptors: Data Analysis, Medical Services, Nursing Homes, Older Adults, Patients, Research Methodology, Staff Utilization, Tables (Data)
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402 ($.60)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Institutes of Health (DHEW), Bethesda, MD. Div. of Nursing.