Evaluation of Cueing Innovation for Pressure Ulcer Prevention Using Staff Focus Groups.


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The purpose of the manuscript is to describe long-term care (LTC) staff perceptions of a music cueing intervention designed to improve staff integration of pressure ulcer (PrU) prevention guidelines regarding consistent and regular movement of LTC residents a minimum of every two hours. The Diffusion of Innovation (DOI) model guided staff interviews about their perceptions of the intervention's characteristics, outcomes, and sustainability.This was a qualitative, observational study of staff perceptions of the PrU prevention intervention conducted in Midwestern U.S. LTC facilities (N = 45 staff members). One focus group was held in each of eight intervention facilities using a semi-structured interview protocol. Transcripts were analyzed using thematic content analysis, and summaries for each category were compared across groups.The a priori codes (observability, trialability, compatibility, relative advantage and complexity) described the innovation characteristics, and the sixth code, sustainability, was identified in the data. Within each code, two themes emerged as a positive or negative response regarding characteristics of the innovation. Moreover, within the sustainability code, a third theme emerged that was labeled "brainstormed ideas", focusing on strategies for improving the innovation.Cueing LTC staff using music offers a sustainable potential to improve PrU prevention practices, to increase resident movement, which can subsequently lead to a reduction in PrUs.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Yap, TL; Kennerly, S; Corazzini, K; Porter, K; Toles, M; Anderson, RA

Published Date

  • July 25, 2014

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 2 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 299 - 314

PubMed ID

  • 27429278

Pubmed Central ID

  • 27429278

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 2227-9032

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 2227-9032

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.3390/healthcare2030299


  • eng