The Responsive Leadership Intervention

The Responsive Leadership Intervention (RLI) is a multi-faceted intervention aimed at improving leadership and individualized care in long-term care | Geriatric Nursing

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We evaluated the influence of the RLI on

  1. Responsive leadership practices by team leaders
  2. Health care aides’ (HCAs) self-determination
  3. HCAs’ perceived ability to provide individualized care.

Change from baseline to 1-month post-intervention was greater in the intervention group than control group for Individualized Care (IC) (p = 0.001), but not for Self Determination (p = 0.26).

Perceived levels of responsive leadership was greater following the intervention among participants with baseline measures that were less than the median (p = 0.007), but not if greater.

At 3-months post-intervention, the intervention group retained 32% of the difference from control in IC, and 49% of the difference from control in responsive leadership; at 6-months post-intervention, 35% and 28%, respectively. The RLI is a feasible method for improving responsive leadership practices and individualized care.

Full reference: Caspar, S. et al. (2017) The Responsive Leadership Intervention: Improving leadership and individualized care in long-term care. Geriatric Nursing. DOI: 10.1016/j.gerinurse.2017.04.004

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