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Table 4 Characteristics of physical health outcomes used in studies included in scoping review

From: Social connection and physical health outcomes among long-term care home residents: a scoping review

Physical health outcomes characteristics

Total articles n (%)

34 (100)

Physical health outcome categories


8 (23.5)

 Self-rated health

6 (17.6)

 Sleep and fatigue

5 (14.7)

 Nutrition and hydration

5 (14.7)


2 (5.9)


2 (5.9)


6 (17.6)

  1. aOther measures of physical health included functional decline, successful aging, pain, self-feeding dependence over time, MRSA carriage, and multiple (including bladder or bowel incontinence, urinary tract infections, faecel impaction, little or no activity, bedfast residents, stage 1–4 ulcers, and falls)