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Table 1 Characteristics of the participants in the study group

From: Early and late signs that precede dying among older persons in nursing homes: the multidisciplinary team’s perspective

  Total study group
N = 20
Focus group 1
(n = 5)
Focus group 2
(n = 4)
Focus group 3
(n = 5)
Focus group 4
(n = 6)
Sex
 Female 18 4 4 4 6
 Male 2 1 1
Age, mean (range) 47 (26–66) 48 (29–59) 46 (35–66) 49 (30–58) 45 (26–66)
Profession
 Assistant nurse 5 1 1 2 1
 Nurse 3 1 1 1
 Occupational therapist 4 1 1 1 1
 Physiotherapist 4 1 1 1 1
 Social worker 2 1 1
 Unit manager 2 1 1
Work experience current workplace, mean (range), in years 7.5 (1–18) 5.8 (1–15) 9 (5–14) 9.6 (1–18) 5.6 (1–12)
Previous experience of caring for seriously ill and dying persons, no. persons
 Geriatric unit 2 1 1
 Home health care 4 1 1 1 1
 Nursing home 12 3 2 3 4
 Palliative unit 1 1
 Other 1 1