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Table 2 Distribution of individual care, hours per week, standard deviation (sd)

From: Variations in levels of care between nursing home patients in a public health care system

Activity Share Grouped activity (share) Average hours per week (sd)
Get out of bed - morning 16.4% Personal care (48%) 7.1 (4.2)
Go to bed - evening 10.9%
Resting – (in/out of bed. etc.) 5.7%
Shower. bath 3.8%
Toilet 10.9%
Eat breakfast 6.9% Assistance with meals (27%) 4.0 (2.9)
Eat dinner 7.6%
Have a cup of coffee or tea 5.6%
Eat supper 6.7%
Conversation with residents 10.6% Communication (12%) 1.8 (1.9)
Dialogue with relatives 1.6%
Administrating Medication 5.7% Medical care (8%) 1.2 (0.9)
Prepare pill dispenser/medication 2.2%
Cooperation with doctor 0.4%
Extra attention at night. dentist. hairdresser. pedicure etc. 4.9% Other care (5%) 0.7 (1.4)
Sum 100% Individual care (100%) 14.8 (6.9)