Family Members' Views: What is Quality in Assisted Living Facilities Providing Care to People with Dementia?. 2. STUDY METHODS


In this section of the report, we present information on the methods we used to collect and analyze the data on family members' perceptions about quality and other issues related to care of elders with dementia in assisted living. We present our rationale for selecting the focus group method for collecting the data and for choosing family members as respondents. In addition, we discuss how sites were selected and our criteria for family member selection. Further, we present the methods used to recruit participants, organize the sessions, and structure the focus group discussions. Finally, we report on the methods we used to organize and analyze the data.

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