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Table 2 Staff background characteristics, analysed using descriptive analysis

From: Effects of a person-centred and health-promoting intervention in home care services– a non-randomized controlled trial

Background characteristic Intervention group
(n = 19)
Control group (n = 29) P-value
Sex    0.118
 Male, n (%) 8 (42) 5 (17)  
Mean age, years (SD, range) 39 (11, 24–58) 43 (13, 22–63)  
Contact with the older persons, n (%)    0.110
 Daily 4 (22) 9 (31)  
 Once a week 9 (50) 19 (66)  
 Every month or less often 5 (28) 1 (3)  
Frequency of contact with the older persons’ family members, n (%)    0.888
 Daily 0 (0) 0 (0)  
 Once a week 2 (11) 3 (10)  
 Every month 10 (52) 14 (48)  
 Yearly or less often 7 (37) 12 (42)  
Recipients’ need for nursing care, n (%)    0.204
 With almost everything 5 (28) 6 (21)  
 With some things 11 (61) 22 (79)  
 With almost nothing 2 (11) 0 (0)  
Education level in nursing, n (%)    0.217
 No nursing education 6 (33) 4 (14)  
 Care assistant 3 (17) 4 (14)  
 Enrolled nurse 9 (50) 21 (72)  
Employment type, n (%)    0.011
 Permanent 14 (74) 28 (97)  
 Temporary 5 (26) 1 (3)  
  1. p-value = differences between background characteristics of the intervention group compared with the control group. Internal missing values were not included in the analysis
  2. SD Standard deviation