Feedback Reporting of Survey Data to Healthcare Aides

Start/End Dates: 2009 - 2010

Investigators/Collaborators/Advisors: Carole A. Estabrooks (PI), Alison Hutchinson (Postdoctoral Fellow), Greta Cummings

Funder: Alberta Heritage Foundation for Medical Research (AHFMR)

Grant Amount: $10, 000

Description: This project will evaluate a knowledge translation (KT) intervention, namely, feedback reports, in a sample of the Alberta nursing homes that are participating in the TREC research program. The intervention will provide feedback to healthcare aides (HCAs) about select results from the quantitative data generated by the TREC survey during year one of the project (which was completed on July 15, 2009).

The purpose of providing feedback on the survey data is twofold:

  1. To enhance HCAs’ knowledge of perceptions of their work context and their use of best practices; and
  2. To increase the likelihood that HCAs will complete future (annual) waves of the survey

This study will determine the most feasible, understandable, usable and useful method of providing feedback reports of survey data to HCAs working in LTC in Alberta.