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A brief training program on resident assessment instrument improves motivation of nursing home staff

A brief training program on resident assessment instrument improves motivation of nursing home staff

Journal of Nutrition, Health & Aging 3(1): 24-28

The Resident Assessment Instrument (RAI) has been designed to improve the quality of assessment and care in nursing home patients through a better understanding of resident needs. We organized three short courses (two weeks) on RAI, involving sixty-six nursing home health professionals. The course provided students both a theoretical and practical knowledge of RAI. At the end of the program, participants were asked to answer to an anonymous questionnaire about the course itself and their future professional motivation. The participants showed increased motivation and attitudes toward the elderly care. The good results obtained indicates that RAI not only may improve quality of nursing home care, but it is also an useful tool in the training of geriatric professionals enhancing their motivation and job satisfaction.

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