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Facilitating Staff Adoption of New Policies and Procedures in Aged Care Through Training for Readiness for Change

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posted on 01.01.2022, 00:00 authored by K M von Treuer, M P McCabe, Gery KarantzasGery Karantzas, David MellorDavid Mellor, A Konis, T E Davison
This study examined whether training staff in preparation for organizational changes, such as the implementation of new practices, can increase levels of change readiness in residential aged care. Four aspects of organizational readiness were compared across time and between training and control conditions. Participants ( n = 129) were employed in eight residential aged care facilities in Australia. Survey data were collected at four time-points: preintervention and three postintervention time-points. The two conditions (training and control) differed significantly from one another on the subscales of appropriateness, personal valence, and efficacy postintervention but not at preintervention. The finding of support diminishing at 6 month and 12 months following the intervention for the training group was unexpected. The findings suggest that within aged care facilities, training in change processes may enhance an organization’s readiness for change, and booster training may be needed to help to sustain all aspects of change readiness over time.

History

Journal

Journal of Applied Gerontology

Volume

41

Issue

1

Article number

ARTN 0733464820949801

Pagination

54 - 61

Publisher

SAGE PUBLICATIONS INC

Location

United States

ISSN

0733-4648

eISSN

1552-4523

Language

English

Publication classification

C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal