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Table 1 Sample description

From: Mechanisms of impact and contextual aspects of a dementia special care unit in long-term care: a process evaluation

Data source Total SCU NSNH1 NSNH2
Observations
Number of observation units, n 16 4 6 6
Number of observation units in the morning, n 8 2 3 3
Number of observation units in the afternoon, n 8 2 3 3
Number of residents focused on in the observations, n 49 16 15 18
Gender, n women 38 12 13 13
Age, median (range) 82 (60–98) 82 (62–98) 83 (60–97) 81 (65–95)
MMSE score, median (range) 14 (0–21) 15 (8–18) 13 (0–21) 14 (3–20)
Number of persons observed interacting with the residents focused on in the observations, n   17 27 32
Residents, n 76 9 9 11
Nurses, n 29 7 15 20
Visitors (e.g., family members), n 42 1 3 1
  5    
Interviews
Number of individual interviews, n 11 3 4 4
Number of focus groups, n 3 1 1 1
Number of persons participating in individual interviews, n 11 3 4 4
3 1 1 1
Number of nursing home managers, n 8 2 3 3
Number of ward managers, n
Number of persons participating in focus groups, n
17
5
6
2
5
2
6
1
Number of registered nurses, n 11 4 3 4
Number of nursing assistants, n 1 0 0 1
Number of home helpers, n 14 0 2 1
Gender, n women 45 (25–57) 49 (38–54) 45 (28–57) 39 (25–52)
Age, median (range) 9 (3–31) 11 (8–14) 10 (4–31) 8 (3–22)
Professional experience in years, median (range)