Table 3

Percentage of care managers who agreed on the importance and feasibility of individual-level measures, by cooling measurea
Individual-level cooling measure Importance Feasibility
Less important Important Very important No problems Some problems Large problems
a) Offering passive fluids by placing water jugs during the day 0% 22% 78% 85% 8% 8%
b) Extra round of drinks with active offering of fluids, soup or juices 0% 11% 89% 81% 12% 8%
c) Avoiding sun exposure during 12.00 and 16.00 0% 33% 67% 81% 19% 0%
d) Stimulating wearing loose clothing and help changing if necessary 0% 48% 52% 58% 38% 4%
e) Stimulating and helping residents to move to cooled rooms 8% 50% 42% 8% 75% 17%
f) Adjusting daily schedule: waking up early and keeping siesta 38% 46% 15% 31% 58% 12%
g) Reducing frequency and intensity of activities and therapies 7% 70% 22% 69% 31% 0%
h) Stimulating and helping residents to splash their face, neck and wrists 7% 74% 19% 62% 38% 0%
i) Washing ill residents upon need, possibly by disposable bed bath 4% 63% 33% 81% 19% 0%
j) Consulting a physician when residents are taking medication 15% 44% 41% 77% 23% 0%
k) Stimulating active use of sunshades among residents 22% 48% 30% 62% 35% 4%
l) Stimulating covering the head during sun exposure, using a hat or cap 0% 41% 59% 69% 27% 4%

aBecause of rounding-off errors, some percentages add up to 99% or 101%.

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Kunst and Britstra BMC Health Services Research 2013 13:135   doi:10.1186/1472-6963-13-135

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