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Table 2 Inventory items that showed a floor or ceiling effect in the study population

From: Development and usability of the MAINtAIN, an inventory assessing nursing staff behavior to optimize and maintain functional activity among nursing home residents: a mixed-methods approach

Item Extreme value Total (N = 37) Mobility-prone groupb (N = 16) Non-mobility groupc (N = 21)
n (%) n (%) n (%)
 It is not relevant for residents on my ward to independently perform ADL (such as bathing and dressing). Completely disagreed 20 (55.6)a 10 (66.7)a 10 (47.6)
 On my ward…
 We compliment residents when they manage to dress and undress themselves. Alwayse 20f (54.1)f,a 10f (62.5)f,a 10 (47.6)
 We closely follow the extent to which residents can move about independently. Alwayse 22 (59.5)a 8 (50.0) 14 (66.7)a
 Residents are encouraged to move about independently (e.g., to the living room, the toilet, the activity room). Alwayse 23 (62.2)a 10 (62.5)a 13 (61.9)a
 We instruct residents how they can use walking aids to move about independently. Alwayse 22 (59.5)a 12 (75.0)a 10 (47.6)
  1. aFloor or ceiling effect present (endorsement frequency of extreme value >50 % of population)
  2. No statistical testing was performed
  3. bMobility-prone group: nursing staff working in a rehabilitation ward or nursing staff specialized in mobility
  4. cNon-mobility group: nursing staff not working in a rehabilitation ward and nursing staff not specialized in mobility
  5. dRange: completely disagree - completely agree
  6. eRange: never – always
  7. fItem was completed by a total of 36 respondents