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Table 1 Participants

From: Ambiguous participation in older hospitalized patients: gaining influence through active and passive approaches-a qualitative study

Patient Age Gender Acute illness/acute function failure Social and physical surroundings. Assistance.
A 84 F Fall. Vertigo. Widowed. Small flat. Assistance provided by daughter.
B 73 F Pneumonia Married. Detached house. Assistance provided by husband and son.
C 71 M Fall Widower. Detached house. Private cleaner.
D 82 F Visual disturbances Widowed. Detached house. Assistance provided by daughter. Visited by community nurse.
E 88 M Fall Married. Sheltered housing. Assistance provided by wife. Community nurse visits day and night.
F 80 F Fall. Medication poisoning. Widowed. Detached house. Assistance provided by daughter and son-in-law.
G 88 F Fall Widowed. Farmhouse. Assistance provided by son and daughter-in-law. Personal safety alarm, which is not in use.
H 83 F Pain Widowed. Detached house. Assistance provided by son.
I 88 F Fall. Breathing difficulties. Widowed. Summons her daughter as necessary.
J 72 F Pain Married
K 71 F Fall Married
L 82 M Dejected. Dehydrated. Widower. Single after recent break-up with partner.
M 83 M Fall Widower. Detached house. Assistance provided by son. Home help. Personal safety alarm, which is not in use.
N 92 F Arthritis. Pain. Breathing difficulties. Widowed. Assistance provided by son and his family. Private cleaner. Community nurse.
O 83 M Acute worsening of known disease. Married. Detached house.