International Survey of Nursing Home Research Priorities

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For which topic were research priorities identified?


In which location was the research priority setting conducted?

Asia - China; Asia - Hong Kong; Australia - Australia; Europe - Czech Republic; Europe - France; Europe - Italy; Europe - Netherlands; Europe - United Kingdom; North America - Canada; North America - USA

Why was it conducted at all?

There has been a paucity of high-quality research conducted in nursing homes. The International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics' (IAGG) position paper on nursing homes placed research at a very high priority to improve the status of nursing homes and enhance the quality of care in nursing homes. Previously, we had found that 3 different models of nursing homes exist; namely, medical, nursing, and social-driven models. In this publication from the IAGG nursing home subcommittee, we used the expertise of nursing home experts around the world to prioritize the areas on which nursing home research should focus.

What was the objective?

to establish research priorities to inform future research strategy and advance nursing home practice

What was the outcome?

a ranking list of 15 research topics

How long did the research prioritization take?

No information provided.

Which methods were used to identify research priorities?


How were the priorities for research identified exactly?

Step 1: survey: participants were asked: List the 5 most important research questions in nursing homes. What forms of educational approaches should have their effectiveness researched?, participants also asked to rank order challenges faced in developing high-quality research in nursing homes, why best-care practices based on research are not implemented in nursing homes, and evidence-based practices in nursing homes. Step 2: data processing: thematic analysis

Which stakeholders took part?

Nursing home experts. 19 participants.

How were stakeholders recruited?

No information provided.

Were stakeholders actively involved or did they just participate?

Stakeholders were mere participants of the research prioritization process; they were not actively involved in the process.