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University of Colorado Denver

Centers for American Indian and Alaska Native Health
 
 
 

NCAIANMHR

Winter Camp


PROJECT TITLE:
Winter Camp

FUNDING SOURCE: 
Administration on Aging

DATES OF FUNDING: 
2001-2003

PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR(S): 
Lori L. Jervis, PhD., Spero M. Manson, Ph.D.

CENTER STAFF INVOLVED:
Lori L. Jervis, Spero M. Manson, Marvine Two Eagle

 

SPECIFIC AIMS/RESEARCH GOALS:

This study has 2 Specific Aims:

  1. To better understand the kinds of care required and provided in a tribally owned and operated nursing home,
  2. To explore issues unique to the provision of care in this cultural context.

 

RESEARCH DESIGN:
  • Medical record reviews of all nursing home residents, including demographics, diagnoses and disability statuses, care needs/issues, and medical and social histories.
  • Semi-structured interviews with 5 nursing home residents exploring social history, life in the facility, and care received.   Semi-structured interviews with 25 staff focusing on   characteristics and history of the facility, care provided, content of jobs, and challenges with providing care.
  • Photography of daily life in the facility.
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    PARTICIPANTS:

    Staff and residents of a tribally owned nursing home in the Northern Plains.

     

    MEASURES:
    1. Semi-structured interviews.
    2. Medical record reviews focus make extensive use of the Minimum Data Set (MDS).

     

    PUBLICATIONS:

    None currently.

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