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Table 1 Inclusion and exclusion criteria for facilities and care units

From: Comparing effects of two higher intensity feedback interventions with simple feedback on improving staff communication in nursing homes—the INFORM cluster-randomized controlled trial

  Inclusion criteria Exclusion criteria
Facilities • Participating in the TREC observational study
• Located in one of four health regions in Alberta (Edmonton or Calgary) or British Columbia (Fraser Health or Interior Health)
• Had at least one care unit with 10 or more care aide responses to our survey that we used to assess organizational context and staff outcomes at baseline
• Surveys collected in this facility could not be assigned to a care unit (as defined by TREC within this facility)
Care units • Located within a facility participating in the TREC observational study in Alberta or British Columbia
• Had 10 or more care aide responses to the TREC survey that we used to assess organizational context and staff outcomes at baseline
• Identified a care manager who led this unit
• Care unit located in a nursing home participating in TREC, but care unit was not eligible for the TREC study (unit providing sub-acute care, rehabilitation, assisted living, day care, etc.)