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Table 2 Facility, care unit, and care aide characteristics at by time of data collection and study arm

From: Sustained effects of the INFORM cluster randomized trial: an observational post-intervention study

  SF BAF EAF Winnipeg SF BAF EAF Winnipeg SF BAF EAF Winnipeg
Facility sample             
Number of facilities 18 19 14 12
Region             
Calgary 4 (22.2%) 4 (21.1%) 3 (21.4%)
Edmonton 4 (22.2%) 5 (26.3%) 3 (21.4%)
Fraser Health 6 (33.3%) 6 (31.6%) 6 (42.9%)
Interior Health 4 (22.2%) 4 (21.1%) 2 (14.3%)
Size             
Small (< 80 beds) 6 (33.3%) 6 (31.6%) 3 (21.4%) 2 (16.7%)
Medium (80–120 beds) 4 (22.2%) 7 (36.8%) 5 (35.7%) 4 (33.3%)
Large (> 120 beds) 8 (44.4%) 6 (31.6%) 6 (42.9%) 6 (50.0%)
Ownership             
Public, not-for-profit 5 (27.8%) 5 (26.3%) 3 (21.4%) 2 (16.7%)
Voluntary, not-for-profit 5 (27.8%) 6 (31.6%) 3 (21.4%) 6 (50.0%)
Private, for-profit 8 (44.4%) 8 (42.1%) 8 (57.1%) 4 (33.3%)
Care unit sample             
Number of care units 46 60 41 44
Care unit staffing (M ± SD)             
Total care hours per resident day 3.4 ± 1.5 3.2 ± 1.0 3.2 ± 0.8 2.9 ± 0.5 3.0 ± 0.7 2.5 ± 1.2 2.7 ± 0.8 3.0 ± 0.5 2.7 ± 0.5 2.6 ± 1.1 2.9 ± 0.6 3.0 ± 0.5
Proportion of care aide hours among total care hours per resident day 63.7 ± 13.0 71.9 ± 10.0 73.0 ± 8.4 70.1 ± 5.7 69.5 ± 9.1 68.9 ± 10.5 73.4 ± 9.8 66.8 ± 5.1 69.2 ± 6.6 68.1 ± 11.2 67.5 ± 8.0 65.1 ± 8.6
Care aide sample             
Number of care aides 621 824 566 544 624 789 543 586 533 737 538 594
Females 560 (90.2%) 753 (91.4%) 505 (89.2%) 474 (87.1%) 554 (88.8%) 728 (92.4%) 494 (91.3%) 513 (87.5%) 489 (91.7%) 679 (92.1%) 487 (90.5%) 502 (84.0%)
Age category             
< 25 years 17 (2.7%) 13 (1.6%) 30 (5.3%) 23 (4.2%) 25 (4.0%) 14 (1.8%) 32 (5.9%) 10 (1.7%) 11 (2.1%) 25 (3.4%) 14 (2.6%) 8 (1.3%)
25–34 years 130 (20.9%) 117 (14.2%) 98 (17.3%) 82 (15.1%) 102 (16.4%) 112 (14.2%) 97 (17.9%) 83 (14.2%) 88 (16.5%) 96 (13.0%) 101 (18.8%) 83 (13.9%)
35–44 years 184 (29.6%) 256 (31.1%) 163 (28.8%) 130 (23.9%) 167 (26.8%) 232 (29.4%) 134 (24.7% 155 (26.5%) 143 (26.8%) 195 (26.5%) 130 (24.2%) 147 (24.5%)
45–54 years 169 (27.2%) 259 (31.4%) 170 (30.0%) 176 (32.4%) 191 (30.6%) 254 (32.2%) 172 (31.7%) 175 (29.9%) 166 (31.1%) 242 (32.8%) 167 (31.0%) 190 (31.7%)
> 54 years 121 (19.5%) 179 (21.7%) 105 (18.6%) 133 (24.5%) 139 (22.3%) 177 (22.4%) 108 (19.9%) 163 (27.8%) 125 (23.5%) 179 (24.3%) 126 (23.4%) 171 (28.6%)
English as second language 375 (60.4%) 569 (69.1%) 357 (63.1%) 362 (66.5%) 382 (61.2%) 567 (71.9%) 384 (70.7%) 433 (73.9%) 351 (65.9%) 554 (75.2%) 370 (68.8%) 450 (75.1%)
  1. —, outcome has not changed over time; BAF basic assisted feedback; EAF enhanced assisted feedback; SF simple feedback