Promoting Functional Activity Among Nursing Home Residents: A Cross-Sectional Study on Barriers Experienced by Nursing Staff

Nienke O. Kuk*, G. A. Rixt Zijlstra, Gerrie J. J. W. Bours, Jan P. H. Hamers, Frans E. S. Tan, Gertrudis I. J. M. Kempen

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Abstract

Objective: To obtain insight into (a) the prevalence of nursing staff-experienced barriers regarding the promotion of functional activity among nursing home residents, and (b) the association between these barriers and nursing staff-perceived promotion of functional activity. Method: Barriers experienced by 368 nurses from 41 nursing homes in the Netherlands were measured with the MAastrIcht Nurses Activity INventory (MAINtAIN)-barriers; perceived promotion of functional activities was measured with the MAINtAIN-behaviors. Descriptive statistics and hierarchical linear regression analyses were performed. Results: Most often experienced barriers were staffing levels, capabilities of residents, and availability of resources. Barriers that were most strongly associated with the promotion of functional activity were communication within the team, (a lack of) referral to responsibilities, and care routines. Discussion: Barriers that are most often experienced among nursing staff are not necessarily the barriers that are most strongly associated with nursing staff-perceived promotion of functional activity.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)605-623
Number of pages19
JournalJournal of Aging and Health
Volume30
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2018

Keywords

  • nursing homes
  • barriers
  • functional activity
  • nursing staff
  • activities of daily living
  • QUALITY-OF-LIFE
  • RESTORATIVE CARE
  • PHYSICAL-ACTIVITY
  • OLDER-PEOPLE
  • NURSES
  • IMPLEMENTATION
  • FACILITATORS
  • INTERVENTION
  • COMPETENCES
  • DIFFERENCE

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