Table 3

Nursing staff's choice of fall-preventing interventions

Employed in the care unit in question

INTERVENTIONS

Total

n = 63

ENs

n = 40

RNs

n = 14

p-value 1)

≤5 yeras

n = 34

>5 years

n = 29


Mean

SD

Mean

SD

Mean

SD

Mean

SD

Mean

SD


Conversation and closeness

3.4

.6

3.3

.5

3.7

.5

.015

3.4

.6

3.4

.5

Music

2.8

.8

2.7

.8

2.9

.9

2.6

.8

3.0

.8

Extra supper meal

2.8

.8

2.8

.8

2.9

.9

2.7

.7

3.0

.8

Diverting activities

3.0

.7

2.9

.7

3.1

.8

3.0

.8

2.9

.6

Assistance with personal hygiene

3.4

.8

3.5

.7

3.8

.5

3.3

.9

3.6

.6

Administrating sedatives (RN)

2.0

.8

-

-

2.2

.7

-

1.9

.8

2.3

.8

Ask for ordination of sedatives (EN)

1.7

.8

1.6

.7

-

-

-

1.8

.9

1.7

.7


Scale: 1 = Seldom, 2 = Sometimes, 3 = Often, 4 = Very often.. 1) Significance test Mann Whitney U-test

Struksnes et al. BMC Nursing 2011 10:13   doi:10.1186/1472-6955-10-13

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