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Table 3 Nursing staff's choice of fall-preventing interventions

From: The nursing staff's opinion of falls among older persons with dementia. a cross-sectional study

         Employed in the care unit in question
INTERVENTIONS Total n = 63 ENs n = 40 RNs n = 14 p-value1) ≤5 yeras n = 34 >5 years n = 29
  Mean SD Mean SD Mean SD   Mean SD Mean SD
Conversation and closeness 3.4 .6 3.3 .5 3.7 .5 .015 3.4 .6 3.4 .5
Music 2.8 .8 2.7 .8 2.9 .9   2.6 .8 3.0 .8
Extra supper meal 2.8 .8 2.8 .8 2.9 .9   2.7 .7 3.0 .8
Diverting activities 3.0 .7 2.9 .7 3.1 .8   3.0 .8 2.9 .6
Assistance with personal hygiene 3.4 .8 3.5 .7 3.8 .5   3.3 .9 3.6 .6
Administrating sedatives (RN) 2.0 .8 - - 2.2 .7 - 1.9 .8 2.3 .8
Ask for ordination of sedatives (EN) 1.7 .8 1.6 .7 - - - 1.8 .9 1.7 .7
  1. Scale: 1 = Seldom, 2 = Sometimes, 3 = Often, 4 = Very often.. 1) Significance test Mann Whitney U-test