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Results & Dissemination

Project materials, reports, presentations, manuscripts and student projects with results from the project are listed below. The project has a large amount of data available for research purposes. Students and researchers who are interested in using project data in their own research are encouraged to contact careandconstruction@msvu.ca for more information.

 

Manuscripts

Wong, J.H.K., Kelloway, E.K., Godin, J., McKee, M.C. & McInnis, A. (2018, April). Taking the bad with the good: The buffering effect of positive social exchanges on aggression in care worker-resident relationships. Psychology of Violence (available online).


Weeks, L.E., Chamberlain, S., & Keefe, J. (2017). What makes a nursing home a home? Insights from family members and friends. Housing, Care and Support, 20(4),152-163.



Chamberlain, S., Weeks. L.E., & Keefe, J. (2017). Factors influencing family member perception of "homelikeness" in long term care homes. Journal of Housing for the Elderly (available online).



Keefe, J., Dill, D., Ogilvie, R., & Fancey, P. (2017). Examining a "household" model of residential long-term care in Nova Scotia. Health Reform Observer, 5(1): Article 3. (available online). 

 

Stadnyk, R., Chamberlain, S., Warner, G., Earl, M., & Nickerson Rak, C. (2017). Nursing-home resident quality of life: A longitudinal case study approach. Journal of Housing for the Elderly (available online). 

 

Godin, J., Keefe, J., & Andrew, M. (2016). Handling missing Mini-Mental State Examination (MMSE) values: Results from a cross-sectional long term case study. Journal of Epidemiology (available online).



Godin, J., Keefe, J., Kelloway, E.K., & Hirdes, J. (2015). Nursing home resident quality of life: Testing for measurement equivalence across resident, family, and staff perspectives. Quality of Life Research, 24(10), 2365-2374.



Keefe, J., Kelloway, E.K., & McInnis, A. (2014). Enhancing residents’ quality of life through care and construction. Long Term Care Today, 25(3), 16-18.

 

Brochures

Care and Construction Project Profile. (March, 2012).

Care and Construction Project Overview. (November, 2013).

Care and Construction Research Summary with Implications. (March, 2014).

 

Nursing Home Resident Quality of Life Knowledge Sharing Series (February 2015):

Relationships Matter

Home-likeness Matters

Working Environment Matters 

Reports



Final Report:

Keefe, J., Kelloway, E.K., McInnis, A., Earl, M., Stadnyk, R. & Nickerson Rak, C. (March 2015). Care and Construction: Assessing Differences in Nursing Home Models of Care on Resident Quality of Life. Final Report. Nova Scotia Centre on Aging: Halifax, NS



Care and Construction Project. (November 2013). Assessing Differences in Nursing Home Models of Care on Resident Quality of Life: Project Overview for Sector Workshop Participants.

Care and Construction Project. (March 2014). Workshop with Representatives from the Long-Term Care Sector: Final Report.

 

Presentations



Watch the video of a presentation of the overall project results at Ivany Place in Bedford, NS, Canada.



Keefe, J. (2013). Care and Construction: What have we learned?  Presentations to Residents, Family, and Staff at Participating Nursing Homes.



Keefe, J. (2013) . Care and Construction: What have we learned? Presentation to Long-Term Care Sector Representatives.

 

Presentations (conferences, invited)

 

Fancey, P., MacDougall, R., Hattie, B., & Keefe, J. (2010, December). Building a Research Alliance: The Nova Scotia Continuing Care Sector Experience. Poster presentation at the Canadian Association on Gerontology Conference. Montreal, Quebec.



Keefe, J., Earl, M., Kelloway, E.K., & Hirdes, J. (2012, November). Three perspectives on Nursing Home Quality of Life in NS: Results from a province wide survey of nursing home residents, family members and staff. Podium presentation at the Our Future is Aging Conference. Halifax, Nova Scotia.



Stadnyk, R., Warner, G., Earl, M., Brown, T., Chamberlain, S., Boudreau, D., Stevens, S., & Gatien, B. (2012, November). Learning about nursing home models of care and resident quality of life: Benefits of a case study approach. Podium presentation at the Our Future is Aging Conference. Halifax, Nova Scotia.



Stadnyk, R., Earl, M., Warner, G., Brown, T., Chamberlain, S., Boudreau, D., & Gatien, B. (2012, November). A Day in the Life… Learning About Nursing Home Resident Quality of Life through Participant Observation. Poster presentation at the Our Future is Aging Conference. Halifax, Nova Scotia.



Keefe, J. (2012, November). Expanding our Horizons: Building Capacity for Interdisciplinary Research in Aging. Podium presentation at the Our Future is Aging Conference. Halifax, Nova Scotia.



Keefe, J. (2013, June 14). Assessing nursing home residents’ quality of life: What is important to family? Podium presentation at the Northwood Research Symposium. Dartmouth, Nova Scotia.



Keefe, J., Godin, J., Kelloway, E.K., & Hirdes, J. (2013, October). Can different perspectives of resident quality of life be compared: Testing for measurement equivalence. Presentation at the Canadian interRAI Conference. Ottawa, Ontario.



McInnis, A., Keefe, J., & Kelloway, E.K. (2013, October). Innovation in Nursing Home Care: What do new approaches mean for resident quality of life? Symposium at the Canadian Association of Gerontology Conference. Halifax, Nova Scotia.



Earl, M., Warner, G., Andrew, M., Godin, J., Keen, S., & Morrison, A. (2013, October). “It's as much like home as you can have”: Assessing the impact of changes to nursing home design and model of care on resident quality of life. Podium presentation at the Canadian Association of Gerontology Conference. Halifax, Nova Scotia.



Weeks, L.E., Keefe, J., Stadnyk, R., Chamberlain, S., Godin, J., Casey, M., & O’Keefe, J. (2013, October). “I feel he is getting good care and that is comforting”: Understanding how care and construction influences family assessment of nursing home resident’s quality of life. Podium presentation at the Canadian Association of Gerontology Conference. Halifax, Nova Scotia.



Kelloway, E.K., McInnis, A., McKee, M., Warner, G., Gatien, B., Godin, J., Boudreau, D., Dill, D., LeBreche, C., & Haardt, D. (2013, October). Assessing differences in nursing home care and construction on resident quality of life: Staff perspectives. Podium presentation at the Canadian Association of Gerontology Conference. Halifax, Nova Scotia.



Stadnyk, R., Warner, G., Earl, M., Chamberlain, S., Gatien, B., Boudreau, D., & Weeks, L.E. (2013, October). What makes a nursing home “homelike”?  Perspectives of residents, family members, and staff. Podium presentation at the Canadian Association of Gerontology Conference. Halifax, Nova Scotia.



Earl, M., Stadnyk, R., & Chamberlain, S. (2013, October). Improving quality of life for nursing home residents:  Are interventions to improve physical function part of the answer? Podium presentation at the Canadian Association of Gerontology Conference. Halifax, Nova Scotia.



Warner, G., Godin, J., Green, M., Chamberlain, S., & Earl, M. (2013, October). Resident autonomy affects resident quality of life and staff job outcomes. Podium presentation at the Canadian Association of Gerontology Conference. Halifax, Nova Scotia.



Godin, J., McInnis, A., McKee, M., Warner, G., Earl, M., Chamberlain, S., & Green, M. (2013, October). Nursing Home Staff Mix and Resident Quality of Life: Resident, Staff, and Family Member Perspectives. Podium presentation at the Canadian Association of Gerontology Conference. Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Chamberlain, S., & Stadnyk, R. (2013, October). “When he comes she has a big smile, every time”: The Role of Family in the Lives of Residents in Long-Term Care. Poster presentation at the Canadian Association of Gerontology Conference. Halifax, Nova Scotia.



Nadeau, S. & Keefe., J. (2013, October). Personal relationships in nursing homes: An exploration of individual and environmental factors influencing residents’ quality of social life. Poster presentation at the Canadian Association of Gerontology Conference. Halifax, Nova Scotia.



Keefe, J., Weeks, L.E., & Stadnyk, R. (2013, November). Care and Construction: What is the effect on Resident’s Quality of Life (QoL). Podium presentation at the Gerontological Society of America Conference. New Orleans, Louisiana.



Gatien, B. & McInnis A. (2014, March). What style of leadership influences perceived nursing home resident quality of life? Discussion Circle at the Walk with me…Changing the Culture of Aging in Canada Conference. 



Chamberlain, S. & Stadnyk R. (2014, March). A Silent Partner in Care: Examining the Role of Physical Design on Resident Quality of Life. Creative Expression at the Walk with me…Changing the Culture of Aging in Canada Conference. Toronto, Ontario.



Wong, J.H., Kelloway, E.K., Margaret C. McKee, McInnis, A., & Godin, J. (2014, April). Taking the bad with the good:  Understanding resident aggression in context. Podium presentation at the European Academy of Occupational Health Psychology. London, United Kingdom.

Bonner, T., Keen, S., & Boudreau, D. (2014, May). Honoring Voice and Choice in Nova Scotia: An Evidence-Based Journey. Podium presentation at the Eden International Conference. Nashville, Tennessee.

Warner, G., Godin, J., Chamberlain, S., Stadnyk, R., Earl, M., & Boudreau, D. (2014, May). Enabling nursing home residents’ autonomy through every day occupations. Podium presentation at the Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists. Fredericton, New Brunswick.

Stadnyk, R., Warner, G., & Boudreau, D. (2014, May). Occupations that enable social connections for nursing home residents. Podium presentation at the Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists, Fredericton, New Brunswick.

Stadnyk, R., Earl, M, & Chamberlain, S. (2014, May). Reconciling activity choice with activity need:  what is resident-centred care? Podium presentation at the Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists, Fredericton, New Brunswick.

Keefe, J., Stadnyk, R., & Boudreau, D. (2014, June). . Podium presentation at the Northwood Research Symposium, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia.

Earl, M., Stadnyk, R., Warner, G., & Chamberlain, S. (2014, June). Improving quality of life of nursing home residents:  a case series to explore the problem of inactivity, using the International Classification of Function. Podium presentation at the Canadian Physiotherapy Association, Edmonton, Alberta.

Keefe, J. (2014, September). The Culture and Atmosphere of Care is Critical. Symposium on Excellence in Aging, Fredricton, NB.

Keefe, J., Kelloway, E.K., McInnis, A., Stadnyk, R., Earl, M., Andrew, M.K., Warner, G., McKee, M., Weeks, L.E., Boudreau, D., Dill, D., O'Keefe, J., Brown, L., Merlin-Wilson, M., Keen, S., Morrison, A., Lake, B., LaBreche, C., Casey, M., Bonner, T. (2014, October). Understanding Nursing Home Resident Quality of Life: The Importance of Relationships, Homelikeness, and Working Environment. Research re-mixed, Halifax, NS.

Warner, G., Earl, M., Keen, S., Andrew, M.K., & Morrison, A. (2014, October). How nursing home residents with high or low quality of life describe their interactions with staff and their physical environment. Canadian Association on Gerontology, Niagara Falls, ON.

Earl, M., Warner, G., Andrew, M.K., Godin, J., Keen, S., Morrison, A., & Keefe, J. (2014, October). Personal and contextual factors associated with health-related quality of life (HRQoL) among residents in long-term care: a descriptive analysis. Canadian Association on Gerontology, Niagara Falls, ON.

Godin, J; Keefe, J (2014, October). Staff Mix And Leadership Styles In Long-Term Care Facilities. Canadian Association on Gerontology, Niagara Falls, ON.

Stadnyk, R. (2014, November). Nursing Home Resident Quality of Life Implications for OT. OT4T, International online.

Weeks, L.E., Keefe, J., & Stadnyk, R. (2014, November). What Makes a Nursing Home a Home? Insights from Family Members. Gerontological Society of America, Washington, DC.

Boudreau, D. (2014, November). Our Eden Alternative Journey Into Person-Centred Care. Long-Term Care: A Safe and Secure Environment, Toronto, ON.

Godin, J. & Andrew, M.K. (2015, March). Approach to missing values in the MMSE: results from a cross sectional long term care study. Dalhousie Department of Medicine Research Day, Halifax, NS.

Keefe, J., Kelloway, K. & McInnis, A. (2015, April). Relationships, Homelikness, and the Work Environment: Perspectives from nursing home residents, family and staff on quality of life. International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics European Regional Congress, Dublin.

Fancey, P. & Keefe. J. (2015, May)  Strategies to support nursing home residents' quality of life: A focus on relationships, homelikeness, and the working environment. Poster presentation at Atlantic Learning Exchange: Leading and Accelerating Healthcare Quality and Safety in  Atlantic Canada, Dartmouth, NS.

Earle, M., Warner, G., Andrew, M.K., Godin, J., Keen, S., Morrison, A., & Keefe, J. (2015, June). Personal and contextual factors associated with health-related quality of life (HRQoL) among residents in long-term care: a descriptive analysis. Canadian Physiotherapy Association. Halifax, NS.

Godin, J., Carroll, S., & Keefe, J. (2015, June). Minimizing bias and maximizing power: Handling missing data with multiple imputation. Canadian Psychological Association. Ottawa, ON.



Keefe, J.(2015, September). Relationships trump new buildings. Keynote address, Excellence in Aging Care Symposium. Fredericton, NB.

Fancey, P., Keefe, J., & Weeks, L., (2015, November). Making room for relationships: A family perspective on nursing home quality of life. Poster presentation to the Gerontological Society of America, Orlando, FL.

Keefe, J., Weeks, L.E., Godin, J., Fancey, P. & Andrew, M.K. (2015, November). Characteristics of nursing homes and their staff that support positive relationships: A family perspective. Gerontological Society of America. Orlando, FL.

Godin, J. & Keefe, J. (2015, November). Staffing mix in long-term care: Direct care staff work experiences. Gerontological Society of America. Orlando, FL.

Keefe, J., Boudreau, D., Casey, M., & McInnis, A. (2016, June). Research evidence informs change in nursing homes: An integrated knowledge translation approach. Nova Scotia Centre on Aging Conference, Our Future is Aging: Current Research on Knowledge, Practice and Policy. Halifax, NS.

Godin, J., Keefe, J., McInnis, A., & Andrew, M. (2016, October). Long-term care resident quality of life: The association of staff mix to care and support and autonomy. Poster presentation, Canadian Association on Gerontology. Montreal, QC.

 

Media Releases

Media Release  - view the latest media release on key messages from the project.

Media Release - view the media release on preliminary analysis.

Media Release - view the media release on recruitment for the survey.

Media Release - view the release created to announce the funding of the Care and Construction project by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research in partnership with the Nova Scotia Health Research Foundation.

 

Student & Post Doctoral Projects

 

Kaitlyn Delaney. Master's Thesis Project: Relationships matter: What we know about meaningful relationships in long term care facilities.

Sacha Nadeau. Master’s Thesis Project: An exploration of individual and environmental factors influencing long term care residents’ opportunities for meaningful relationships.



Stephanie Chamberlain. Master’s Thesis Project: Silent Partner in Care: Impact of physical environment on quality of life for residents with cognitive impairment in long-term care.



Katie Aubrecht. Post-doctoral research: Persons by Proxy: Examining the social construction of person centred dementia care.



Judith Godin. Post-doctoral research.  Examining how staff mix influences resident quality of life and staff experiences.