|Title||Predictors of nursing home residents' participation in activity programs|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||1995|
|Authors||Voelkl J.E, Fries B.E, Galecki A.T|
|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|
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.