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J Gerontol Nurs. 2005 Aug;31(8):18-25.

Resident attractiveness: an influential factor in the quality of care in nursing homes.

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Illinois State University, Mennonite College of Nursing, Campus Box 5810, Normal, IL 61790, USA.


Studying the characteristics considered attractive in residents in long-term care can provide an innovative picture of how nursing staff may perceive and inadvertently respond to residents based on those characteristics. It may be difficult to believe that attractiveness can affect the quality of residents' care. However, being open to the discovery of all factors that may influence the quality of care is important to promote positive changes in resident outcomes in nursing homes.

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