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Table 5 Distribution of continence scores among patients with FI

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

  Baseline Follow-up
  Prevalencea, % (n) Meana SD Prevalencea, % (n) Meana SD Mean change
SI 60 (12) 3.83 0.84 (53) 10 3.80 1.32 −0.03
MI 50 (9) 3.00 1.23 (57) 8 2.63 0.92 −0.37
Control 58 (14) 3.77 1.37 (67) 16 4.38 1.15 +0.57
  1. SI nursing home receiving single intervention, MI nursing home receiving multifaceted intervention
  2. ainterRAI, H3 bowel continence (scores 2–5) 2 = seldom (have episodes, but not the last 3 days), 3 = occasionally (more seldom than daily), 4 = often (daily, have a curtain control), 5 = incontinent (no control). Patients with the scores 0 = continent, and 1 = continent with a stoma, are excluded