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Table 2 Items of the KOP-Q with a percentage of correct answered < 90%

From: Hospital nurses’ knowledge regarding older patients: a multicenter study

Item nr. Question of the Knowledge about Older Patient - Quiz Percentage correct Percentage wrong
1 Forgetfulness, concentration issues, and indecisiveness are parts of aging rather than indicators of depression. 53.2% 46.8%
5 In general, older people are more sensitive to medication because their kidney and liver functions are declining. 86.1% 13.9%
8 Patients rarely remember that they were anxious and/or restless during delirium. 67.8% 32.2%
13 Lowering the frequency of a medication is an effective intervention to achieve (medication) adherence by patients. 79.8% 20.2%
19 It is good to provide extensive instruction about how to complete tasks to patients with apraxia. 58.2% 41.8%
20 When speaking to hearing-impaired older patients, it is best to speak at normal volume. 56.7% 43.3%
22 In the case of difficulty swallowing, all medicines must be ground to ensure that patients ingest them. 72.2% 27.8%
25 As a nurse, you have to speak clearly into the ear of hearing-impaired older patients. 61.7% 38.3%
26 Pain medication should be administered to older people as little as possible, due to the possibility of addiction. 86.9% 13.1%
16 In the case of delirium, bright lighting should be used to illuminate all of the corners of the room. 70.3% 29.7%
29 The risk of falling is higher for people in the hospital setting than in those who are living at home. 65.3% 34.7%
30 Stress incontinence may occur in patients who are not capable of opening their own trousers. 62.9% 37.1%