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Table 1 Characteristics of study sample

From: Quality of life ratings in dementia care – a cross-sectional study to identify factors associated with proxy-ratings

  Residents (n = 133)
Age in years; mean (SD) 85.4 (7.2)
Women in % (n) 81.4 (105)
Time being in the ward in years; mean (SD) 2.6 (2.7)
Severity of dementia (GDS) in % (n)  
 ≤4 (no to moderate cognitive decline) 1.5 (2)
 5 (moderately severe cognitive decline) 3.0 (4)
 6 (severe cognitive decline) 21.8 (29)
 7 (very severe cognitive decline) 73.7 (98)
Challenging behavior (CMAI) in % (n)  
 Physically nonaggressive behavior 51.1 (68)
 Verbally agitated behavior 37.6 (50)
 Aggressive behavior 21.1 (28)
 Minimum one challenging behavior 63.2 (84)
  Nurses (n = 88)
Age in years; mean (SD) 37.2 (10.3)
Women in % (n) 88.1 (74)
Profession in% (n)  
 Nursing assistances 47.7 (42)
 Registered nurses 52.3 (46)
Time of work experiences in years; mean (SD) 7.4 (7.4)
Time on the ward in years; mean (SD) 2.5 (2.3)
Attitude towards people with dementia (ADQ); mean (SD)  
 Total (19-95) 72.1 (7.2)
 Person centeredness (11-55) 44.3 (4.7)
 Hope (8-40) 27.9 (3.8)
Empathy (JSPE; 20-140; mean (SD)) 83.9 (6.0)
Burnout (MBI) in % (n)  
  Low burden Moderate burden Severe burden
 Emotional exhaustion 17.0 (15) 37.5 (33) 25.0 (22)
 Depersonalization 14.8 (13) 54.5 (48) 11.4 (10)
 Personal accomplishment 26.1 (23) 42.0 (37) 13.6 (12)
Satisfaction with life (SWLS; 5-35; mean (SD)) 24.4 (6.5)
  1. SD: standard deviation; GDS: Global Deterioration Scale; CMAI: Cohen-Mansfield Agitation Inventory; ADQ: Approach to Dementia Questionnaire; JSPE: Jefferson Scale of Physician Empathy; Scale of MBI: Maslach Burnout Inventory; SWLS: Satisfaction with Life Scale.