The impact of visitation on patient well-being in nursing homes

V. L. Green, Deborah J Monahan

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The present research inquires into the influence of family visitation frequency on patient psychosocial well-being in nursing homes. Using simultaneous equations causal modeling techniques to control for the effects of selective visitation and other spurious factors, the authors found that patients who are visited more frequently show significantly lower levels of psychosocial impairment, suggesting that visitation has a significant therapeutic influence on patient well-being.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)418-423
Number of pages6
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1982
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Aging

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