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Table 4 Resident characteristics

From: Impact of the applied simulated and integrated learning approach on nursing assistants’ knowledge and confidence caring for frail seniors in nursing homes

Characteristic Baseline (all)
N = 30
NH-1
N = 20
NH-2
N = 10
3 months post (all)
N = 30
NH-1
N = 20
NH-2
N = 10
Age 81.2 ± 14.5 77.3 ± 16.1 89.2 ± 5.4 N/A N/A N/A
Gender (% female) 21 (70.0) 15 (71.4) 6 (60.0) N/A N/A N/A
Length of stay (months) 30.4 (24.7) 34.0 (24.1) 23.1 (25.4) N/A N/A N/A
Cognitive Performance Scale
 0 (intact) 3 (10.0) 2 (10.0) 1 (10.0) 2 (6.7) 2 (10.0) 0 (0.0)
  ≥ 1 (impaired) 27 (90.0) 18 (90.0) 9 (90.0) 28 (93.3) 18 (90.0) 10 (100.0)
Activities of Daily Living (short form—ON site only)
 0 (independence) 5 (25.0) 5 (25.0)   4 (20.0) 4 (20.0)  
 ≥ 1 (dependence) 15 (75.0) 15 (75.0)   16 (80.0) 16 (80.0)  
Activities of Daily Living (self-performance hierarchy—Alberta site only)
0 (independence) 0 (0.0)   0 (0.0) 0 (0.0)   0 (0.0)
≥ 1 (dependence) 10 (100.0)   10 (100.0) 10 (100.0)   10 (100.0)
Depression Rating Scale
 0–2 (no disorders) 8 (28.6) 5 (25.0) 5 (50.0) 11 (36.7) 5 (25.0) 6 (60.0)
 ≥ 3 (disorder) 20 (71.4) 15 (75.0) 5 (50.0) 19 (63.3) 15 (75.0) 4 (40.0)
Changes in Health, End-Stage Disease, Signs, Symptoms Scale
0 (not unstable) 13 (43.3) 9 (45.0) 4 (40.0) 12 (40.0) 8 (40.0) 4 (40.0)
≥1 (unstable) 17 (56.7) 11 (55.0) 6 (60.0) 18 (60.0) 12 (60.0) 6 (60.0)
Pain Scale
0–1 (less than daily pain) 25 (83.3) 16 (80.0) 9 (90.0) 27 (90.0) 17 (60.0) 10 (100.0)
≥ 2 (daily pain) 5 (16.7) 4 (20.0) 1 (10.0) 3 (10.0) 3 (15.0) 0 (0.0)
  1. N/A not applicable