Skip to main content

Table 2 Participant characteristics of residents and assistant nurses at Swedish nursing home

From: Dignity in bodily care at the end of life in a nursing home: an ethnographic study

  Residents (n= 19) Assistant nurses (n= 22)
Sex   
  Female 16 22
  Male 3 -
Place of birth   
  Sweden 18 17
  Europe 1 4
  Overseas - 1
Age   
  20–30 - 4
  31–40 - 3
  41–50 - 4
  51–60 - 8
  61–70 - 3
  71–80 - -
  81–90 9 -
  91–100 10 -
Mean age/Standard Deviation 90.5/85–98 47/26–63
Degree of bodily help needs   
  Totally dependent 1 -
  Help with shower 16  -
  Manages to shower with support 3 -
  Manages to use the toilet 7 -
  Help using the toilet 12 -
  Manages to brush teeth/face/shave 12 -
  Help to dress/undress 14 -
  Manages to dress/ undress 5 -
  Help with food 10 -
  Manages to eat unsupported 9 -
  Help with medicines 19 -
  Manages to walk with roller 7 -
  Help to move in wheelchair 7 -
  Manages to move independently in  wheelchair 5 -
Participation in observations 17 22
Participation in interviews 15 -