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Table 7 Characteristics and strategies implemented by facilities based on improvement in prevalence and total prevalence of adequate vitamin D supplement achieved at 12 months

From: Increasing the uptake of vitamin D supplement use in Australian residential aged care facilities: results from the vitamin D implementation (ViDAus) study

  Clinically meaningful improvement in prevalence achieved (≥10%)? Desired prevalence (≥80%) achieved?
Yes
(n = 10)
No
(n = 31)
  Yes
(n = 2)
No
(n = 39)
 
Variable Average for sites grouped by outcomes (%)
Baseline prevalence 47 58   68 54  
12-month prevalence 63 58   84 58  
Change in prevalence over 12 months 16 0   17 3  
Implementation Strategy Proportion that implemented each strategy (%)
    p valuea    p valuea
Key contact engagement (attendance at both education and QI planning meeting) 70 55 0.4 100 56 0.5
Provided additional staff education 10 3 0.4 0 5 ~ 1
Provided resident education 50 52 ~ 1 100 49 0.4
Provided family education 20 23 ~ 1 50 21 0.3
Emailed families information 0 36 0.04 50 26 0.4
Made information available onsite 0 48 0.006 0 39 0.5
Added vitamin D to staff meeting agendas 30 23 0.6 50 23 0.4
Staff education uploaded into online portals 20 10 0.5 0 13 ~ 1
Completed audit to identify residents for vitamin D 70 42 0.15 100 46 0.2
Implemented a local process to identify residents 60 36 0.2 100 39 0.16
General follow up with GPs 10 45 0.06 0 39 0.5
Follow up with GPs regarding individual residents 60 26 0.06 100 31 0.11
General follow up with pharmacists 30 29 ~ 1 0 31 ~ 1
  1. ap value from Fishers exact test for association between adoption of implementation strategies and achievement of outcomes