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Table 1 Frequency of all 38 items of the Nottingham health profile that residents answered with “yes” (N = 120)

From: Does the care dependency of nursing home residents influence their health-related quality of life?-A cross-sectional study

Domain Item Yes n (%) Missing n (%)
Energy    
  I´m tired all the time 41 (34.2) 0
  I soon run out of energy 63 (52.5) 0
  Everything is a strenuous effort 58 (48.3) 0
Pain    
  I have pain at night 24 (20.0) 0
  I find it painful to change position 34 (28.3) 1 (0.8)
  I have unbearable pain 13 (10.8) 0
  I’m in pain when I walk 51 (42.5) 0
  I´m in pain when I´m standing 46 (38.3) 0
  I´m in pain when I´m sitting 29 (24.2) 2 (1.7)
  I’m constant pain 26 (21.7) 0
  I’m in pain when going up and down staires or steps 51 (42.5) 22 (18.3)
Emotional reaction    
  Things are getting me down 48 (40.0) 0
  I´ve forgotten what it´s like to enjoy myself 24 (20.0) 1 (0.8)
  I´m feeling on edge 10 (8.3) 0
  The day seem to drag 47 (39.2) 0
  I lose my temper easily these days 17 (14.2) 0
  I feel as if I´m losing control 7 (5.8) 1 (0.8)
  Worry is keeping me awake at night 19 (15.8) 2 (1.7)
  I feel life is not worth living 25 (20.8) 4 (3.3)
  I wake up feeling depressed 20 (16.7) 0
Sleep    
  I take tablets to help me sleep 12 (10.0) 0
  I lie awake for most of the night 22 (18.3) 0
  I’m waking up in the early hours of the morning 48 (40.0) 0
  I sleep badly at night 31 (25.8) 3 (2.5)
  It takes me long time to get to sleep 31 (25.8) 0
Social isolation    
  I feel lonely 44 (36.7) 1 (0.8)
  I´m finding it hard to made contact with people 33 (27.5) 1 (0.8)
  I feel there is nobody I am close to 15 (12.5) 1 (0.8)
  I finding it hard to get on with people 15 (12.5) 1 (0.8)
  I feel I am a burden to people 24 (20.0) 3 (2.5)
Physical mobility    
  I can only walk about indoors 52 (43.3) 0
  I find it hard to bend 80 (66.7) 0
  I´m unable to walk all 8 (6.7) 1 (0.8)
  I have trouble getting up and down stairs or steps 91 (75.8) 2 (1.7)
  I find it hard to reach for things 59 (49.2) 1 (0.8)
  I find it hard to dress myself 71 (59.2) 2 (1.7)
  I find it hard to stand for long 98 (81.7) 1 (0.8)
  I need help to walk about outside 101 (84.2) 1 (0.8)