Nursing Home Characteristics Associated With Implementation of an Advance Care Planning Video Intervention

Lacey Loomer, Ellen McCreedy, Emmanuelle Belanger, Jennifer A. Palmer, Susan L. Mitchell, Angelo E. Volandes, Vincent Mor

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Abstract

Objectives: Advance care planning (ACP) is important to ensure that nursing home (NH) residents receive care concordant with their goals. Video interventions have been developed to improve the process of ACP. Yet, little is known about which NH characteristics are associated with implementation of ACP video interventions in clinical practice. Our objective was to examine NH-level characteristics associated with the implementation of an ACP video intervention as part of the Pragmatic trial of Video Education in Nursing Homes (PROVEN) trial. Design: Cross-sectional study of NHs in PROVEN. Setting and participants: 119 NHs randomized to receive the ACP video intervention. Measurements: The outcomes were the proportion of short- (<100 days) and long-stay (≥100 days) NH residents who were (1) offered to watch a video and (2) shown a video, aggregated to the NH-level, and measured using electronic forms of video offers. The association between outcomes and NH facility characteristics (eg, staffing, resident acuity) and participation in other aspects of the PROVEN trial (eg, monthly check-in calls) were estimated using multivariate linear regression models. NH characteristics were measured using data from Online Survey Certification and Reporting data, Long-term Care: Facts on Care in the US and NH Compare. Results: Offer rates were 69% [standard deviation (SD): 28] for short-stay and 56% (SD: 20) for long-stay residents. Show rates were 19% (SD: 21) for short-stay and 17% (SD: 17) for long-stay residents. After adjusting for NH characteristics, compared to 1-star NHs, higher star-rated NHs had higher offer rates. Champions' participation in check-in calls was positively associated with both outcomes for long-stay residents. Conclusions/implications: Lower-quality NHs seem unable to integrate a novel ACP video education program into routine care processes. Ongoing support for and engagement with NH staff to champion the intervention throughout implementation is important for the success of a pragmatic trial within NHs.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)804-809.e1
JournalJournal of the American Medical Directors Association
Volume20
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 2019

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
This work is supported by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Common Fund, through a cooperative agreement (NIH-NIA UH3AG49619) from the Office of Strategic Coordination within the Office of the NIH Director. https://clinicaltrials.gov/show/NCT02612688. The views presented here are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the NIH. J.A. Palmer is supported by NIH-NIA T32AG023480. S.L. Mitchell is supported by NIH-NIA K24AG033640. This work is supported by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Common Fund, through a cooperative agreement (NIH-NIA UH3AG49619) from the Office of Strategic Coordination within the Office of the NIH Director. https://clinicaltrials.gov/show/NCT02612688. The views presented here are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the NIH. J.A. Palmer is supported by NIH- NIA T32AG023480. S.L. Mitchell is supported by NIH- NIA K24AG033640. V. Mor is the Chair of the Independent Quality Committee at HCR ManorCare, a paid consultant to NaviHealth, Inc, and chair their Scientific Advisory Board, and the former Director at PointRight, Inc. Dr. Volandes is President of Nous Foundation, Inc., ( www.ACPDecisions.org) a not-for profit (501[c]3) foundation that disseminates educational videos. Dr. Volandes has a financial interest in the not-for-profit, which was reviewed and is managed by Massachusetts General Hospital and Partners HealthCare in accordance with their conflict of interest policies.

Keywords

  • Advance care planning
  • decision aids
  • nursing home
  • pragmatic trial
  • shared decision making

PubMed: MeSH publication types

  • Journal Article
  • Randomized Controlled Trial
  • Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural

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