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Table 1 Baseline characteristics of the facilities and participants

From: Effectiveness of reminders to sustain practice change among direct care providers in residential care facilities: a cluster randomized controlled trial

Characteristic Participants (n= 349) High intensity, high frequency (n= 72) High intensity, low frequency (n= 115) Low intensity, high frequency (n= 68) Low intensity, low frequency (n= 94)
Number of sites 23 5 6 6 6
Type of site, n (%)      
 Supportive living
 Long-term care
221 (63.3)
128 (36.7)
33 (45.8)
39 (54.2)
78 (67.8)
37 (32.2)
46 (67.6)
22 (32.4)
64 (68.1)
30 (31.9)
Profit status, n (%)      
 Not-for profit
 For profit
188 (53.9)
161 (46.1)
38 (52.8)
34 (47.2)
64 (55.6)
51 (44.4)
40 (58.8)
28 (41.2)
46 (48.9)
48 (51.1)
Bed size
 Mean ± standard deviation 175 ± 100 226 ± 75 199 ± 137 144 ± 75 128 ± 17
Size of site, n (%)
 Small
 Medium
 Large
57 (16.3)
96 (27.5)
196 (56.2)
8 (11.1)
0 (0.0)
64 (88.9)
23 (20.0)
15 (13.0)
77 (67.0)
26 (38.2)
6 (8.8)
36 (53.0)
0 (0.0)
75 (79.8)
19 (20.2)
Age of resident (years)
 Mean ± standard deviation 84.0 ± 7.7 85.3 ± 7.9 84.9 ± 6.9 83.8 ± 8.6 82.0 ± 7.5
Resident sex, n (%)
 Female
 Male
235 (67.3)
114 (32.7)
47 (65.3)
25 (34.7)
86 (74.8)
29 (25.2)
44 (64.7)
24 (35.3)
58 (61.7)
36 (38.3)
Resident dementia, n (%)
 Yes
 No
230 (65.9)
119 (34.1)
43 (59.7)
29 (40.3)
76 (66.1)
39 (33.9)
44 (64.7)
24 (35.3)
67 (71.3)
27 (28.7)
Rate of sustainability (per 100 opportunities)*
 Mean ± standard error 41.0 ± 3.1 41.3 ± 7.1 43.8 ± 6.2 37.6 ± 6.6 41.0 ± 6.4
  1. *Estimated from a linear mixed model which accounted for within-site clustering