Quality of care: testing some measures in homes for elderly people

Mann, Anthony and Schneider, Justine and Abbey, Alison and Mozley, Caroline and Netten, Ann and Topan, Catherine (1996) Quality of care: testing some measures in homes for elderly people. Personal Social Services Research Unit, 90 pp. (The full text of this publication is not available from this repository)

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Abstract

<p>In this national study of 17 residential homes, 309 residents were interviewed, 264 members of staff completed an anonymous survey, and 228 relatives responded to a postal questionnaire. The data were collected between January and<p><p>September 1995. The aim of the study was to suggest promising measures of quality of care, looking particularly at depression as a possible indicator. It also served as a follow-up study of the Caring in Homes Initiative, although its timing ruled out evaluation of the impact of this development programme, because changes occurred in the homes before this study began. No strict definition of quality was adopted a priori, but a pragmatic approach was taken, addressing the perspectives of residents, health and social care professionals, home staff, managers, and relatives.

Item Type: Research report (external)
Subjects: H Social Sciences
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research > Personal Social Services Research Unit
Depositing User: Rosalyn Bass
Date Deposited: 21 May 2011 01:09
Last Modified: 08 Apr 2014 11:10
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/27329 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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