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Table 2 Case nursing homes and participant description and data sources

From: Local interaction strategies and capacity for better care in nursing homes: a multiple case study

Facility (Case Number) Case 1 Case 2 Case 3 Case 4
Number of staff: total for facility 104 119 97 86
Total number of transcripts or documents coded 142 155 100 119
Staff participant characteristics     
  % female 84% 81% 78% 74%
  Race/Ethnicity     
  Caucasian 46% 60% 25% 38%
  African American 44% 35% 59% 56%
  Other (Asian, Hispanic or unknown) 10% 5% 16% 6%
  Age group (years)     
  20-24 7% 11% 18% 8%
  25-34 22% 32% 27% 20%
  35-44 26% 32% 28% 25%
  45-54 22% 14% 21% 18%
  55+ 23% 11% 6% 29%
  Tenure in years: mean (SD)     
  Tenure in facility 7.6 (9.4) 3.0 (3.0) 1.6 (2.6) 7.9 (9.5)
  Tenure in position 6.8 (8.1) 2.6 (3.0) 1.4 (2.4) 6.0 (7.0)
Facility staff by position involved in observation and/or informal interview     
  Nursing home administrator 1 1 3 1
  Director of nursing 1 1 3 1
  Assistant director of nursing 0 1 2 0
  Quality assurance registered nurse (RN) 1 0 0 0
  RN supervisor 2 2 1 1
  Licensed practical nurse supervisor 0 0 0 1
  MDS nurse (RN) 2 2 2 1
  Staff development coordinator (RN) 1 0 0 2
  Staff development nurse (RN) 0 2 0 0
  Rehabilitation director (or speech therapist) 0 1 2 1
  Rehabilitation/Restorative Staff 2 10 3 7
  Staff RN 9 6 3 2
  Staff LPN 5 12 13 11
  Agency LPN 1 0 5 0
  Nursing assistants (including Medication techs) 36 36 26 21
  Sitter 1 0 0 0
  Medical doctor 1 2 2 1
  Nurse practitioner 1 1 0 0
  Psychiatrist 0 1 0 1
  Podiatrist 0 1 0 0
  Lab tech (contract) 0 0 0 1
  Dietician 0 1 0 0
  Dietary manager 1 1 3 1
  Dietary staff/aides 10 4 0 4
  Activities director 1 1 1 2
  Activities assistants 2 1 1 1
  Environmental services manager 1 4 1 1
  Environmental services staff 8 6 5 5
  Social worker 0 0 0 1
  Social services staff 2 2 2 0
  Administrative support staff 14 13 11 10
  Corporate staff 1 7 8 5
  Total # staff 104 119 97 82
Other observations     
  Shadowed (in-depth observation) 14 26 18 14
  Depth interviews 32 39 24 31
  Documents reviewed 42 39 20 44