Table 3

Sensitivity values of specific variables reported by nursing staff, among 377 nursing home residents

Variable

N

Sensitivity


%


Demographic Characteristic

Sex

Male

142

86.4

Female

235

88.0

Age (years)

< 65

41

96.0

65 – 74

83

89.3

75 – 84

127

83.8

> 85

126

83.8

Reported restraint use

Nurses interviewed

One nurse

256

85.1

Two or more nurses

121

94.1

Justification for restraint use

Perceived risk for falls

Yes

249

91.3

No

127

77.1

History of falls

Yes

47

92.9

No

327

86.6

Agitated behaviors

Yes

92

95.6

No

285

82.9

Wandering

Yes

53

81.8

No

324

87.9

Body alignment problems

Yes

131

97.4

No

246

72.6

Aggressive behaviors

Yes

123

97.8

No

254

81.7

Functional characteristics

Disorientation to space

Yes

202

89.9

No

169

82.2

Disorientation to time

Yes

223

88.5

No

141

81.8

Disorientation to people

Yes

166

91.1

No

208

82.5

Recall troubles

Yes

220

88.9

No

144

81.6

Speech troubles

Yes

184

89.0

No

192

84.1

Urinary incontinence

Yes

249

88.8

No

128

72.7

Fecal incontinence

Yes

226

89.2

No

151

75.0

Unable to transfer

Yes

224

89.2

No

153

75.0


Laurin et al. BMC Nursing 2004 3:5   doi:10.1186/1472-6955-3-5

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