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Table 1 Descriptive statistics of older adults and nursing professionals

From: Perspectives of nursing professionals and older adults differ on aspects of care for older people after a nationwide improvement program

Older adults (n = 73)
Sex
 Male 29 (40%)
 Female 44 (60%)
Age 74 (mean; SD 6; range 58–91)
Region
 1 7 (11%)
 2&8 9 (14%)
 3 6 (9%)
 4 7 (10%)
 5 24 (36%)
 6 5 (8%)
 7 8 (12%)
Member of association for older adults, years on average
 two 52 (71%), 12
 three 30 (41%), 7
 four or more 16 (22%), 5
Nursing professionals (n = 385)
Sex
 Male 22 (6%)
 Female 362 (94%)
Age 49 (mean; SD 10; range 21–64)
Workplace
 General hospital 83 (22%)
 University hospital 8 (2%)
 care services 240 (62%)
 General practice 53 (14%)
Position
 Clinical 330 (85%)
 Clinical and/or management 54 (14%)
Working experience (years) 24 (mean; SD 11; range 1–47)
Feeling equipped to provide tailored care to older adults with complex care needs
 Totally disagree 1 (0.3%)
 disagree 24 (7%)
 neutral 66 (18%)
 agree 218 (60%)
 Totally agree 53 (15%)
Undertook training activities last years concerning older persons with complex care needs
 No 113 (31%)
 yes 249 (69%)
Did training activities meet your needs?
 Do not know 133 (37%)
 No, because 85 (23%)
 yes 144 (40%)
Familiarity with NCOP
 no 290 (80%)
 yes 72 (20%)