Table 2

Distribution of selected characteristics by interRAI instrument

Variable

interRAI Assessment Instrument

Long-Term Care Facility (LTCF)

Home Care (HC)

Palliative Care (PC)

Post-Acute Care (PAC)

Mental Health (MH)

All Instruments


Age group

- <65

3.5

10.4

13.8

8.3

-1

9.9

- 65–84

50.9

60.4

46.8

68.1

57.5

- 85+

45.6

29.2

39.4

23.6

32.6

Female

72.3

62.1

58.7

66.0

-

65.7

Widowed

52.7

47.9

43.2

36.9

5.7

42.4

Impaired in decision making

83.4

45.7

65.9

38.2

43.8

59.5

Rarely/never understands others

4.9

1.5

18.0

0.0

-

5.5

Makes negative statements

23.6

17.4

16.5

10.8

17.9

18.5

Sad/pained facial expressions

22.4

12.5

22.9

27.4

47.2

23.5

Any aggressive behaviour2

17.3

0.5

-

-

25.8

12.4

Hallucinations or delusions

1.6

2.3

-

0.9

16.8

3.8

Early Loss ADL: Personal Hygiene Impaired

65.8

32.9

77.8

30.1

19.1

48.5

Mid Loss ADL: Walking Impaired

57.7

38.2

78.6

42.7

7.9

48.1

Late Loss ADL: Eating Impaired

21.8

18.3

57.6

4.8

7.9

22.7

Pain not present

61.9

34.2

42.4

41.6

0.0

41.3

Severe/excruciating pain present

6.9

23.7

24.8

8.9

-

15.8

Non-smoker

93.1

90.4

93.5

95.1

57.3

92.6

Falls

10.8

15.7

9.4

30.3

0.0

13.2

Hospitalized in last 90 days3

12.2

20.3

-

-

-

15.9


N

246

220

126

102

89

783


In some cases, items are not available because they were not gathered as part of the study protocol or they are not available for specific instruments.

Any occurrence of verbal abuse, physical abuse, socially inappropriate behaviour, or resisting care

Excludes psychiatric admissions

Hirdes et al. BMC Health Services Research 2008 8:277   doi:10.1186/1472-6963-8-277

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