MIBBO and nursing home residents

The prevention of physical activity has become an important topic in the geriatric care setting. Therefore, a pilot study was started to investigate an intervention that aims to prevent inactivity in nursing homes. The MIBBO interview was conducted in six nursing homes residents and their favorite activities were implemented in their personal care plan. The aim was to improve the physical activity level of residents in a way that is meaningful to them.

The results of this study showed that two residents became more active after the intervention. The activity level of two residents remained the same and two residents were less active after the intervention compared to before. Several factors influenced these results. However, most participants were more aware of the positive influence that physical activity can have on their health.

Further research is needed on the implementation of the MIBBO.