International survey of nursing home research priorities

John E Morley, Gideon Caplan, Matteo Cesari, Birong Dong, Joseph H Flaherty, George T Grossberg, Iva Holmerova, Paul R Katz, Raymond Koopmans, Milta O Little, Finbarr Martin, Martin Orrell, Joseph Ouslander, Marilyn Rantz, Barbara Resnick, Yves Rolland, Debbie Tolson, Jean Woo, Bruno Vellas

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This article reports the findings of a policy survey designed to establish research priorities to inform future research strategy and advance nursing home practice. The survey was administered in 2 rounds during 2013, and involved a combination of open questions and ranking exercises to move toward consensus on the research priorities. A key finding was the prioritization of research to underpin the care of people with cognitive impairment/dementia and of the management of the behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia within the nursing home. Other important areas were end-of-life care, nutrition, polypharmacy, and developing new approaches to putting evidence-based practices into routine practice in nursing homes. It explores possible innovative educational approaches, reasons why best practices are difficult to implement, and challenges faced in developing high-quality nursing home research.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)309-12
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of the American Medical Directors Association
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - May 2014



  • Health Services Research
  • Internationality
  • Needs Assessment
  • Nursing Homes
  • Surveys and Questionnaires

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Morley, J. E., Caplan, G., Cesari, M., Dong, B., Flaherty, J. H., Grossberg, G. T., ... Vellas, B. (2014). International survey of nursing home research priorities. Journal of the American Medical Directors Association, 15(5), 309-12.