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Table 1 Relatives’ background characteristics at baseline (T0), first (T1) and second (T2) follow-up

From: Effects of a staff education programme about person-centred care and promotion of thriving on relatives’ satisfaction with quality of care in nursing homes: a multi-centre, non-equivalent controlled before-after trial

Background characteristics Total sample (n = 459) T0 T1 T2
Intervention
(n = 91)
Control (n = 87) p Intervention
(n = 80)
Control (n = 69) p Intervention (n = 79) Control (n = 53) p
Age in years, mean (SD) 64.7 (12.5) 61.6 (12.3) 67.1 (14.0) < 0.01 64.1 (11.4) 66.3 (12.5) 0.26 64.0 (10.8) 65.3 (13.2) 0.46
Sex, n (%)
 Female 293 (64.4) 63 (70) 49 (56.3) 0.06 56 (71.8) 40 (58.8) 0.14 52 (65.8) 33 (62.3) 0.82
 Male 162 (35.6) 27 (30.0) 38 (43.7)   22 (28.2) 28 (41.2)   27 (34.2) 20 (37.7)  
Relation to person living in the nursing home, n (%)
 Son/daughter 309 (67.6) 67 (73.6) 52 (59.8) 0.15 54 (67.5) 45 (65.2) 0.92 57 (73.1) 34 (65.4) 0.33
 Partner/other 148 (32.4) 24 (26.4) 35 (40.2)   26 (32.5) 24 (34.8)   21 (26.9) 18 (34.6)  
Frequency of visits, n (%)
 Every week 322 (67.6) 63 (70.0) 60 (69.0) 1.00 55 (68.8) 49 (72.1) 0.80 58 (73.4) 37 (69.8) 0.80
 Every month 135 (29.5) 27 (30.0) 27 (31.0)   25 (31.2) 19 (27.9)   21 (26.6) 16 (30.2)  
Older person’s length of stay in months, median (range) 24 (1–360) 24.0 (2–360) 24.0 (1–108) 0.93 27.5 (2–240) 24 (2–136) 0.41 24.0 (2–144) 23 (3–144) 0.62
Study site, n (%)
 Australia 131 (28.5) 30 (33.0) 18 (20.7) < 0.05 32 (40.0) 18 (26.1) 0.20 33 (41.8) 0 (0.0) < 0.01
 Norway 148 (32.2) 35 (38.5) 28 (32.2)   19 (23.8) 20 (29.0)   23 (29.1) 23 (43.4)  
 Sweden 180 (39.2) 26 (28.5) 41 (47.1)   29 (36.3) 31 (44.9)   23 (29.1) 30 (56.6)  
  1. T0 = Baseline, T1 = First follow up, T2 = Second follow up
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