Predictors of nursing home residents' participation in activity programs

TitlePredictors of nursing home residents' participation in activity programs
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication1995
AuthorsVoelkl J.E, Fries B.E, Galecki A.T
JournalGerontologist
Volume35
Issue1
Pagination44-51
Date PublishedFeb
Accession Number7890202
Keywords*Nursing Homes, *Recreation, Aged, Aged, 80 and over, Female, Health Status, Human, Leisure Activities, Maine, Male, Nebraska, Regression Analysis, Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S., Texas, Time Factors
Abstract

Nursing homes are mandated by the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (OBRA) to provide activity programs (U.S. Congress, 1987). Little information exists, however, as to residents' participation in activity programs. Using data from a Health Care Financing Administration project, the present study examines the relationship between resident characteristics and time participating in activities. Among 2,672 nursing home residents we found measures of resource use, cognitive abilities, depression, sense of initiative/involvement, activity repertoire, location preferences, and gender all to be significant in explaining the amount of activity time.

Alternate JournalGerontologist