Decisional Control in Moving to a Nursing Home: Postadmission Adjustment and Well-Being

James R. Reinardy

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Five hundred and two skilled nursing facility residents were measured with a multidimensional assessment instrument within 4 weeks of admission, and then at 3 and 12 months following baseline, to determine the impact of deciding and wanting to make the move on well-being and adjustment. Dependent variables included measures of physical, social, and psychological functioning, social interaction, activity, satisfaction with services, and discharge. Regression analyses suggest an interactive effect on ADL change at 3 months.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)96-103
Number of pages8
Issue number1
StatePublished - Feb 1992

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1This research is a secondary analysis of data taken from a project funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Health Care Finance Administration. I thank Robert L. Kane, principle investigator of the project, for making the data available and for his comments. Special thanks go to Michael Finch, University of Minnesota, for his consultation on the statistical analyses, and to Rosalie Kane, University of Minnesota, who chaired the dissertation committee under which this subject was studied.


  • Decision making
  • Discharge planning
  • Long-term care
  • Relocation


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