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Table 6 Results from qualitative content analysis of interviews

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

Content area Categories Themes
Workshop Professional discussions Professional discussions as inspiration for best practice
Local opinion leader Collaboration Valued and empowering role, but significant allies are essential
Educational outreach Enabling Change require guidance over time, feedback and a sense of ownership
Maintained focus
FI guideline Organizes knowledge The FI guideline facilitates clinical and critical thinking
Decision support
Concrete and goal oriented
Made nurses think
Barriers Staff discontinuity Hard to communicate important information to all
Insufficient time
Large care staff
Few RNs Isolated nurses and vague nurse identity in a fragmented care community
Unclear nursing role
Sub-optimal use of skill-mix  
Reluctance to use computers Insecurity in how to find, report and utilize assessments and care plans in EPR
EPR is difficult to navigate
Too few computers
Facilitators Demonstrable results Raised consciousness on bowel problems and concrete results motivates
Heightened awareness
Distinct nurse identity Strong nurse identity in a positive care community
Sense of community