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Table 5 Descriptive statistics AFC

From: How staff characteristics influence residential care facility staff’s attitude toward person-centered care and informal care

AFCa N = Range (minimum – maximum) Mean (SD) Care staff mean (N)b Welfare staff mean (N)
Items
1. Family members make too much noise and disturb other residents with Alzheimer’s.a 67 5 (1–6) 3.40 (1.338) 3.47 (36) 3.29 (28)
2. It seems that when families come to the Alzheimer’s unit, the residents get more agitated.a 67 5 (2–7) 3.54 (1.295) 3.58 (36) 3.54 (28)
3. Family members should remember that they are visitors at the institution and should strictly follow our rules. 65 6 (1–7) 3.57 (1.912) 3.97 (35) 3.07 (27)
4. The institution’s rules about family member visits should be more strict.a 66 5 (2–7) 5.18 (1.435) 5.39 (36) 3.96 (27)
5. When families are with their relatives, they often stay too long.a 66 5 (2–7) 5.32 (1.361) 5.49 (35) 5.18 (28)
6. Family members often bring ideas that are helpful about how to care for their relatives. 67 5 (2–7) 4.7 (1.206) 4.75 (36) 4.54 (28)
7. Working with the family is an important part of my work. 67 5 (2–7) 5.85 (0.942) 5.97 (36) 5.61 (28)
8. Family members are good about helping with the care of the residents with Alzheimer’s. 67 5 (2–7) 4.85 (1.258) 5.08 (36) 4.50 (28)
9. Family members should have as much say as possible concerning the care of their relatives. 67 6 (1–7) 4.55 (1.699) 4.97 (36) 3.93 (28)
10. Most family members rarely come to see their relatives with Alzheimer’s.a 67 5 (2–7) 4.30 (1.337) 4.42 (36) 4.07 (28)
11. Most family members won’t accept that their relatives with Alzheimer’s are mentally incompetent.a 67 6 (1–7) 3.84 (1.298) 3.92 (36) 3.75 (28)
12. Family members have too many requests that make my work more difficult.a 67 6 (1–7) 3.91 (1.535) 4.11 (36) 3.54 (28)
13. Most family members know a lot about how to relate to their relatives with Alzheimer’s. 66 6 (1–7) 4.08 (1.328) 4.20 (35) 3.93 (28)
14. When family members are on the Alzheimer’s unit, they seem to not know what to do.a 66 5 (2–7) 4.35 (1.330) 4.47 (36) 4.22 (27)
15. Family members understand that we care for a number of residents with Alzheimer’s and cannot always do the things they request. 67 5 (2–7) 4.03 (1.359) 4.03 (36) 4.04 (28)
16. Most residents with Alzheimer’s ignore their families that are with them and don’t seem to care if they are there or not.a 67 5 (2–7) 5.22 (1.391) 5.14 (36) 5.29 (28)
  1. a Cronbach’s a for the overall scale was 0.73
  2. b Three staff members mentioned functions that could not be classified as a care or a welfare function