The Responsive Leadership Intervention (RLI) is a multi-faceted intervention aimed at improving leadership and individualized care in long-term care | Geriatric Nursing
We evaluated the influence of the RLI on
- Responsive leadership practices by team leaders
- Health care aides’ (HCAs) self-determination
- 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