Evaluation of SOFI for inspectorate visits in psychogeriatric nursing home care.

SOFI (Short Observational Framework for Inspection) is an observational instrument that can be used to capture well-being of people with dementia and care providers’ handling of their challenging behavior.
Does using SOFI meet the expectations of the Dutch Health Care Inspectorate and nursing home organizations, and which recommendations van be given for further implementation and application?
Part 1: development of evaluation framework based on interviews with Inspectorate and developers of SOFI.
Part 2: data-collection by attendance of inspector meetings; analyses of inspection reports; group interview with inspectors; interviews and questionnaires among nursing home organizations.
Part 3: Report and recommendations
Recommendations for possible further implementation and use of SOFI.