Evaluation of Cueing Innovation for Pressure Ulcer Prevention Using Staff Focus Groups
AbstractThe purpose of the manuscript is to describe long-term care (LTC) staff perceptions of a music cueing intervention designed to improve staff integration of pressure ulcer (PrU) prevention guidelines regarding consistent and regular movement of LTC residents a minimum of every two hours. The Diffusion of Innovation (DOI) model guided staff interviews about their perceptions of the intervention’s characteristics, outcomes, and sustainability. Methods: This was a qualitative, observational study of staff perceptions of the PrU prevention intervention conducted in Midwestern U.S. LTC facilities (N = 45 staff members). One focus group was held in each of eight intervention facilities using a semi-structured interview protocol. Transcripts were analyzed using thematic content analysis, and summaries for each category were compared across groups. Results: The a priori codes (observability, trialability, compatibility, relative advantage and complexity) described the innovation characteristics, and the sixth code, sustainability, was identified in the data. Within each code, two themes emerged as a positive or negative response regarding characteristics of the innovation. Moreover, within the sustainability code, a third theme emerged that was labeled “brainstormed ideas”, focusing on strategies for improving the innovation. Implications: Cueing LTC staff using music offers a sustainable potential to improve PrU prevention practices, to increase resident movement, which can subsequently lead to a reduction in PrUs. View Full-Text
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Yap, T.L.; Kennerly, S.; Corazzini, K.; Porter, K.; Toles, M.; Anderson, R.A. Evaluation of Cueing Innovation for Pressure Ulcer Prevention Using Staff Focus Groups. Healthcare 2014, 2, 299-314.
Yap TL, Kennerly S, Corazzini K, Porter K, Toles M, Anderson RA. Evaluation of Cueing Innovation for Pressure Ulcer Prevention Using Staff Focus Groups. Healthcare. 2014; 2(3):299-314.Chicago/Turabian Style
Yap, Tracey L.; Kennerly, Susan; Corazzini, Kirsten; Porter, Kristie; Toles, Mark; Anderson, Ruth A. 2014. "Evaluation of Cueing Innovation for Pressure Ulcer Prevention Using Staff Focus Groups." Healthcare 2, no. 3: 299-314.