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Mandatory Fields
Cornally, N;Coffey, A;Daly, E;McGlade, C;Weathers, E;O'Herlihy, E;O'Caoimh, R;McLoughlin, K;Svendrovski, A;Molloy, W
2016
May
Applied Nursing Research
Measuring staff perception of end-of-life experience of older adults in long-term care
Validated
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HEALTH-CARE GOOD DEATH CONTENT VALIDITY FAMILY-MEMBERS QUALITY RELIABILITY PATIENT RECOMMENDATIONS INSTRUMENT SETTINGS
30
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Background: Quality of dying and death receive far less attention than quality of life. Measuring the quality of care at end-of-life (EOL) in long-term care (LTC) is essential, to ensure high standards. Methods: A questionnaire measuring staff perception of their patient's end of life experience (SPELE) was developed. Content validity (CVI) was assessed by a panel of experts, and piloting was conducted with dyads of healthcare assistants (n = 15) and nurses (n = 15). Results: The SPELE captures facets of the quality of the death and dying experience from healthcare staff's perspective. Good group inter-rater reliability was observed among subscales. One exception was the pain and symptom experience scale. Kappa values showed little agreement between nurses and healthcare assistants for certain symptoms, including pain. Conclusion: Further testing of the questionnaire is required. However it is described as a useful mechanism to enable researchers and clinicians to explore quality of care at EOL. (C) 2015 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
PHILADELPHIA
0897-1897
10.1016/j.apnr.2015.05.015
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