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Table 4 Nursing staff's experiences and reactions

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

         Worked in the care unit in question
  Total n = 63 ENs n = 40 RNs n = 14 p-value1) ≤5 years n = 34 >5 years n = 29
  Mean SD Mean SD Mean SD   Mean SD Mean SD
Being present at fall situation last three months 1.3 .6 1.3 .5 1.3 .6   1.3 .5 1.4 .6
Prevented fall last three months. 1.6 .6 1.6 .6 1.6 .7   1.6 .7 1.6 .6
Experienced to not hinder fall last three months 1.2 .4 1.2 .5 1.2 .4   1.2 .5 1.1 .3
Takes long time before falls are discovered 1.2 .4 1.1 .3 1.2 .4 .013 1.3 .5 1.2 .4
Experienced stress in relation to fall incidents 1.2 .5 1.2 .4 1.3 .5 .050 1.2 .4 1.3 .5
Experienced unease in relation to fall incidents 1.4 .6 1.4 .6 1.4 .6   1.3 .5 1.5 .7
Experienced guilt in relation to fall incidents 1.2 .4 1.2 .5 1.2 .4   1.2 .4 1.2 .5
To ensure the persons freedom of movement is important to prevent falls 2.7 .8 2.6 .8 2.7 .8   2.8 .9 2.7 .8
Interventions to control the residents are important to prevent falls 2.6 .9 2.5 .8 2.6 .8   2.5 .9 2.7 .8
  1. Scale: 1 = Seldom, 2 = Sometimes, 3 = Often, 4 = Very often.. 1) Significance test Mann Whitney U-test