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Questionnaire development

The development steps to be undertaken in 2021 are outlined below:

  1. An international review of nursing home experience surveys identified international best practice with regard to the questionnaires and methodologies employed to deliver a National Nursing Home Experience Survey.
  2. Focus groups with various stakeholders will identify the most important question areas to include in the questionnaire.
  3. A gap analysis will identify questions which are relevant to the Irish context of nursing home care and the residents who live in these settings.
  4. A list of questions will be assembled from the previous steps, and a Delphi Study will identify the priority questions.
  5. A further review will be undertaken by the National Nursing Home Experience Survey Programme Board to further prioritise questions in the questionnaire.
  6. Cognitive interviews with relevant individuals, such as nursing home residents and designated representatives, will be undertaken to assess the clarity and appropriateness of the proposed National Nursing Home Experience Survey.
  7. Following approval by the National Nursing Home Experience Survey Programme Board, the questionnaire will be finalised and dates agreed to commence the survey in 2022.