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Table 1 Descriptive characteristics of survey respondents who participated in the isolation or quarantine of LTCH residents (n (column %))

From: Barriers and facilitators to person-centred infection prevention and control: results of a survey about the Dementia Isolation Toolkit

  Total
(N = 207)
Not familiar with DIT (n = 72) Familiar with the DIT (n = 70) Used the DIT
(n = 65)
Pearson chi2
(p-value)
Participant characteristics      
Age      9.3, df=6
(0.158)
18-34 55 (27%) 21 (29%) 21 (29%) 20 (31%)  
35-44 52 (25%) 23 (32%) 23 (32%) 13 (20%)  
45-54 56 (27%) 18 (25%) 18 (25%) 14 (22%)  
55 or older 44 (21%) 10 (14%) 10 (14%) 18 (28%)  
Gender      6.8, df=2
(0.033)
Female 186 (90%) 61 (85%) 65 (93%) 60 (92%)  
Male 14 (7%) 9 (12%) 1 (1%) 4 (6%)  
Other / No answer 7 (3%) 2 (3%) 4 (6%) 1 (1.5%) c
Ethnicity      2.2, df=2
(0.329)
White 158 (76%) 51 (71%) 57 (81%) 50 (77%)  
Other 49 (24%) 21 (29%) 13 (19%) 15 (23%)  
Years of LTC experience      18.5, df=12
(0.018)
Less than 5 years 51 (25%) 25 (35%) 17 (19%) 9 (14%)  
6-10 years 52 (25%) 18 (25%) 10 (25%) 24 (37%)  
11-15 years 27 (13%) 9 (12%) 11 (13%) 7 (11%)  
16-20 years 24 (12%) 4 (6%) 10 (15%) 10 (15%)  
More than 20 years 53 (26%) 16 (22%) 22 (27%) 15 (23%)  
Role in LTC      31.5, df=10
(<0.001)
Administrative/Management 38 (18%) 15 (21%) 15 (21%) 8 (12%)  
Front Line Nursing Staffa 31 (15%) 14 (19%) 11 (16%) 6 (9%)  
BSO leadsb 62 (30%) 7 (10%) 21 (30%) 34 (52%)  
Allied Health 56 (27%) 28 (39%) 16 (23%) 12 (18%)  
Medical 9 (4%) 4 (6%) 3 (4%) 0  
Other 11 (5%) 4 (6%) 4 (5%) 3 (5%)  
LTC home characteristics      
Number of beds      3.0, df=8
(0.935)
Less than 50 beds 14 (7%) 4 (6%) 5 (7%) 5 (8%)  
50-99 beds 39 (19%) 14 (19%) 12 (17%) 13 (20%)  
100-149 beds 59 (29%) 23 (32%) 17 (24%) 19 (30%)  
150-199 beds 44 (21%) 14 (19%) 19 (27%) 11 (17%)  
More than 200 beds 50 (24%) 17 (23%) 17 (24%) 16 (25%)  
Region      9.1, df=4
(0.060)
Rural to small (<30,000) 46 (22%) 16 (22%) 14 (20%) 16 (25%)  
Medium (30,000 - <100,000) 61 (30%) 25 (35%) 26 (37%) 10 (16%)  
Large urban (>100,000) 99 (48%) 31 (43%) 30 (43%) 38 (59%)  
Ownership status      5.2, df=6
(0.514)
Municipal 59 (29%) 18 (25%) 24 (34%) 17 (27%)  
Not-for-profit 65 (32%) 27 (38%) 18 (26%) 20 (31%)  
For-profit 73 (35%) 22 (31%) 26 (38%) 25 (39%)  
I do not know 9 (4%) 5 (7%) 2 (3%) 2 (3%) c
COVID-19 outbreaks      3.3, df=4
(0.511)
Zero 45 (22%) 13 (18%) 15 (21%) 17 (27%)  
One or two 88 (42%) 31 (43%) 34 (49%) 23 (36%)  
Three or more 73 (36%) 28 (39%) 21 (30%) 24 (38%)  
  1. aRegistered nurses, registered practical nurses, or personal support workers. bBSO leads are mostly front-line nursing staff, but can occasionally be allied health clinicians. c Row excluded from chi-sqaured analysis due to small cells