Original ArticleConceptual Model of Attractiveness as a Factor Influencing Quality of Care and Outcomes of Residents in Nursing Home SettingsCampbell, Sara L. DNS, RN, CNAA, BCAuthor Information Mennonite College of Nursing, Illinois State University, Normal. Corresponding author: Sara L. Campbell, DNS, RN, CNAA, BC, Mennonite College of Nursing, Illinois State University, Campus Box 5810, Normal, IL 61790 (e-mail: [email protected]). Advances in Nursing Science: April 2005 - Volume 28 - Issue 2 - p 107-115 Buy Abstract Exploration of factors influencing the quality of care and subsequent outcomes of residents in nursing home settings is crucial as the older population continues to grow exponentially. A conceptual model of attractiveness is proposed that encompasses characteristics of residents that draw staff toward or away from them, thus influencing the quality of care provided and outcomes. Case study application is used to depict the interplay of the model with the provision of resident care and outcomes. © 2005 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.