Obtaining evidence to inform practice and policy

Sheryl Zimmerman, Christianna S. Williams, Peter Reed, Philip D. Sloane

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Research is most helpful when it is used to inform practice and policy. This article reports on a research project conducted collaboratively with the Alzheimer's Association, which obtained data to inform the Campaign for Quality in Residential Care. It describes the collaborative research process and the data that helped focus the Campaign on select domains of quality of life. It also overviews the next steps to evaluate the outcomes of the Campaign, examine to what extent it can be implemented as planned, and understand the conditions under which the new practices are adopted and sustained.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)9-17
Number of pages9
JournalAlzheimer's Care Today
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2008
Externally publishedYes


  • Assisted living
  • Nursing homes
  • Person-centered care
  • Quality of life
  • Residential care

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geriatrics and Gerontology
  • Neuroscience(all)
  • Gerontology
  • Neuropsychology and Physiological Psychology


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