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The Impact of Visitation in Patient Well-Being in Nursing Homes
The Gerontologist (1982)
  • Deborah Monahan, Syracuse University
  • Vernon L. Greene
Abstract
The present research inquires into the influence of family visitation frequency on patient psychosocial well-being in nursing homes. Using simultaneous equations causal modeling techniques to control for the effects of selective visitation and other spurious factors, the authors found that patients who are visited more frequently show significantly lower levels of psychosocial impairment, suggesting that visitation has a significant therapeutic influence on patient well-being.
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Publication Date
1982
Citation Information
Deborah Monahan and Vernon L. Greene. "The Impact of Visitation in Patient Well-Being in Nursing Homes" The Gerontologist Vol. 22 Iss. 4 (1982)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/deb_monahan/25/