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Table 1 Cases in the first part of the questionnaire

From: Physiotherapy in nursing homes. A qualitative study of physiotherapists’ views and experiences

Case Diagnoses Physical and cognitive functioning
1 Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)/ heart failure/cox- and gonarthrosis. - increased need for care
- walks independently with a walker
- balance problems and an increased risk of falling
2 Dementia - moderate to severe cognitive decline
- needs stimulation, instructions and help with the activities of daily living (ADL)
- goes to the toilet independently
- walks independently with a walker, occasionally forgets it or uses it incorrectly
3 Dementia - very serious cognitive decline
- restlessness and wandering behaviour
- frequent faller
4 Cerebrovascular accident - can walk with support of the nursing staff
- regularly makes a wrong assessment when moving, for example, threatens to sit down next to the chair
5 Dementia/ readmission from the hospital after fall resulting in hip fracture - moderate to severe cognitive decline
- Before the fall needed stimulation, instructions and help during the ADL, walked independently with a walker, occasionally forgot it or used it incorrectly. Went to the toilet without any assistance
- Since readmission sitting in a wheelchair and can start rehabilitation.
6 Lower leg amputation/ diabetes/ vascular disease - continent
- needs help with an active transfer aid to go to the toilet
- the transfer with active transfer aid is becoming more and more difficult
7 Dementia - severe cognitive decline
- agitation, i.e., inner restlessness leading to purposeless and highly repetitive motor activity
- needs help to go to the toilet with an active transfer aid
- moves his feet during the transfer, which is dangerous, he could fall
8 Cerebrovascular accident - permanently sitting in a wheelchair.
9 Parkinson’s disease/ dementia - very severe cognitive decline
- permanently sitting in a wheelchair
- high tonus.