Table 2

Characteristics of the previously interviewed nursing home residents
Respondent Characteristics
Sex Age range Illness(es)
1 Woman 81–90 CVA, COPD, rheumatoid arthritis
2 Man ≤ 60 CVA
3 Woman ≤ 60 Crohn’s disease
4 Woman 71–80 Not able to stand as a result of trauma
5 Man 81–90 CVA, problems with kidney
6 Woman 61–70 CVA, COPD
7 Man 71–80 CVA
8 Man 61–70 Multiple system atrophy
9 Man ≤ 60 Liver cirrhosis Terminally ill patient
10 Man 81–90 Heart failure
11 Woman 81–90 Arthrosis
12 Woman > 90 Arthrosis, macula degeneration
13 Woman 81–90 Ankle fracture, abscess
14 Woman 81–90 Cancer of pancreas, heart failure Terminally ill patient
15 Man > 90 Rheumatoid arthritis
16 Woman 81–90 CVA, heart failure
17 Woman 81–90 Huntington’s disease
18 Man 71–80 CVA
19 Woman 81–90 CVA, diabetes, aneurysm of aorta
20 Woman 61–70 Cerebral hemorrhage as a result of trauma
21 Woman > 90 Heart failure
22 Man 81–90 Proximal muscle weakness
23 Woman 71–80 Hydrocefalus (accumulation of fluid in brains)
24 Man 81–90 Neglect of self, diabetes, not able to stand
25 Woman 71–80 Myocardial infarction, heart failure, poliomyelitis
26 Woman 81–90 CVA
27 Woman 81–90 Arthrosis, osteoporosis, transient ischaemic attacks
28 Man 71–80 Paralyzed as a result of trauma, diabetes
29 Woman ≤ 60 Hydrocefalus as a result of an aneurysm in brains
30 Man 81–90 CVA, heart failure

Oosterveld-Vlug et al.

Oosterveld-Vlug et al. BMC Health Services Research 2013 13:353   doi:10.1186/1472-6963-13-353

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