Developing a person-centered assessment tool, that will be used to determine preferences such as timing, frequency and content for technology-assisted communication among community dwelling older adults with multiple chronic conditions.
Through this research, Dr. Sillner will develop a subscale of the Preferences for Everyday Living Inventory that addresses preferred technology-assisted communication for older adults and their informal family caregivers receiving community-based home health services. These items will be derived using cognitive interviewing techniques to ensure that the wording is patient-centered and reflects language used by all stakeholders including older adults, informal caregivers, formal healthcare providers and administrators. This novel and innovative method focuses on using technology in patient-centered ways to augment care and communication. It fills a gap in our understanding of how to enhance more effective transitions in care for older adults with multiple chronic conditions.
Special Projects in Patient Care
Pennsylvania State University, Office of Sponsored Programs