Table 2

Targets of interventions
Target and type of interventions Number of studies Number of participants
Behaviour 44 4482
 Pharmacological [10-28] 19 2521
 Occupational therapy, aids and appliances [29-35] 7 471
 Physical therapy [36-39] 4 311
 Staff education [40-43] 4 301
 Psychological or behavioural Therapy [44-47] 4 286
 Case management [48-51] 4 449
 Nursing, not classified elsewhere [52] 1 73
 Aromatherapy [53] 1 70
Prescribing 20 17679
 Pharmacological [54-67] 14 13241
 Staff education [68-73] 6 4438
Malnutrition 20 1859
 Nutritional [74-89] 16 1382
 Pharmacological [90-93] 4 477
Influenza 19 7720
 Vaccination [94-106] 13 5314
 Pharmacological [107-112] 6 2406
Quality of Life 18 2557
 Psychological or behavioural therapy [113-116] 4 221
 Occupational therapy, aids and appliances [117-119] 3 208
 Physical therapy [120-122] 3 299
 Staff and family education [123-125] 3 1419
 Care home administration [126,127] 2 81
 Case management [128] 1 106
 Nutritional [129] 1 178
 Nursing, not classified elsewhere [130] 1 45
Depression 17 888
 Physical therapy [131-139] 9 518
 Pharmacological [140-143] 4 176
 Psychological or behavioural therapy [144,145] 2 87
 Case management [146] 1 85
 Occupational therapy, aids and appliances [147] 1 22
Mobility 13 1435
 Physical therapy [148-157] 10 615
 Occupational therapy, aids and appliances [158-160] 3 820
Oral Health 13 1279
 Dental and oral health interventions [161-172] 12 1255
 Pharmacological [173] 1 24
Falls 12 4922
 Occupational therapy, aids and appliances [174-179] 6 2677
 Pharmacological [180,181] 2 749
 Physical therapy [182,183] 2 207
 Care home administration [184] 1 910
 Staff education [185] 1 379
Quality of Care 12 11947
 Care home administration [186-193] 8 10417
 Staff education [194-196] 3 1338
 Case management [197] 1 192
Urinary incontinence 12 896
 Occupational therapy, aids and appliances [198-203] 6 410
 Pharmacological [204-207] 4 216
 Physical therapy [208] 1 190
 Nursing, not classified elsewhere [209] 1 80
Cognitive performance 7 536
 Physical therapy [210-212] 3 125
 Pharmacological [213,214] 2 371
 Psychological or behavioural therapy [215,216] 2 40
Sleep 8 488
 Physical therapy [217-223] 7 474
 Pharmacological [224] 1 14
Fractures 8 10221
 Occupational therapy, aids & appliances [225-232] 8 10221
Immunity 8 1304
 Pharmacological [233-237] 6 890
 Nutrititional [238] 1 257
 Physical therapy [239] 1 157
Decubitus Ulcers 7 658
 Occupational therapy, aids and appliances [240,241] 2 116
 Pharmacological [242,243] 2 145
 Physical therapy [244,245] 2 162
 Nursing, not classified elsewhere [246] 1 235
Osteoporosis 7 14096
 Pharmacological [247-251] 5 7853
 Care home administration [252] 1 5637
 Staff education [253] 1 606
Pain 7 1038
 Case management [254,255] 2 232
 Physical therapy [256,257] 2 73
 Psychological or behavioural therapy [258] 1 21
 Pharmacological [259] 1 39
 Staff education [260] 1 673
Physical Function 6 726
 Occupational therapy, aids and appliances [261-264] 4 368
 Care home administration [265] 1 164
 Physical therapy [266] 1 194
Constipation 5 494
 Nutritional [267-270] 4 337
 Physical therapy [271] 1 157
Respiratory infection 5 1724
 Pharmacological [272-275] 4 1063
 Care home administration [276] 1 661
Physical Restraint Use 3 758
 Staff education [277-279] 3 758
Skin Health 3 205
 Nursing, not classified elsewhere [280,281] 2 61
 Physical therapy [282] 1 144
Vitamin D deficiency 3 217
 Pharmacological [283,284] 2 172
 Physical therapy [285] 1 45
General health 3 585
 Care home administration [286] 1 464
 Case management [287] 1 69
 Pharmacological [288] 1 52
Swallowing 2 78
 Pharmacological [289] 1 63
 Physical therapy [290] 1 15
 Compliance with OT [291] 1 30
 COPD [292] 1 89
 Cough Reflex Sensitivity [293] 1 59
 Dehydration [294] 1 63
 Dementia [295] 1 426
 Faecal Incontinence [296] 1 178
 Hypertension [297] 1 30
 Interpersonal skills [298] 1 27
 Microbial colonisation [299] 1 283
 UTI [300] 1 50

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Gordon et al. BMC Geriatrics 2012 12:31   doi:10.1186/1471-2318-12-31

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