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Table 1 Description of the nursing homes

From: Feasibility, acceptability, and adherence of two educational programs for care staff concerning nursing home patients’ fecal incontinence: a pilot study preceding a cluster-randomized controlled trial

  SI MI Control
Patient beds, long-term care 24 24 25
FTEa, RNs/ASEs, n (%) 6 (33) 5.6 (36) 7.95 (43)
Number of RNs employed 6 8 8
Number of ASEs employed 0 0 1
FTEa, licensed practical nurses, n (%) 7.21 (40) 8.5 (54) 9 (48)
Number of licensed practical nurses employed 11 13 15
FTEa, health-care aides, n (%) 4.81 (26) 1.4 (9) 1.7 (9)
Number of health-care aides employed 16 5 10
Number of formalized meetings with general practitioner, per week 1 1 1
  1. SI nursing home receiving single intervention, MI nursing home receiving multifaceted intervention, RN registered nurses, ASE authorized social educators
  2. aFull-time equivalent