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Table 2 Characteristics of peer reminder care aides

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

Characteristic High intensity, high frequency (n= 33) High intensity, low frequency (n= 21)
Hours worked in a two-week period
 Mean ± standard deviation
66.4 ± 19.1 65.8 ± 15.5
Years working as a care aide
 Mean ± standard deviation
7.6 ± 6.5 10.0 ± 7.8
Years working on the unit
Mean ± standard deviation
4.1 ± 3.5 5.10 ± 4.3
Female sex, no. (%) 29 (87.9) 19 (90.5)
Full-time employment status, no. (%) 19 (57.6) 12 (57.1)
Age, years, no. (%)
 20–29 2 (6.1) 3 (14.3)
 30–39 13 (39.4) 0 (0.0)
 40–49 9 (27.3) 7 (33.3)
 50–59 6 (18.2) 10 (47.6)
 60+ 3 (9.1) 1 (4.8)
English as first language, no. (%) 12 (36.4) 7 (33.3)
High school diploma completed, no. (%) 23 (69.7) 16 (76.2)
Healthcare aide certificate completed, no. (%) 26 (81.3) 18 (85.7)
Other healthcare diploma or degree, no. (%) 7 (22.6) 7 (33.3)
Worked as RN or LPN in another country, no. (%) 9 (27.3) 4 (19.0)
  1. RN registered nurse, LPN licensed practical nurse