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Table 1 Patients, employees and response rates in five nursing homes in Tønsberg, Norway, 2016

From: The safety attitudes questionnaire – ambulatory version: psychometric properties of the Norwegian version for nursing homes

  Patients (n) Employees total (n) Employees ≤ 20% & leave (n) Employees >  20% invited (n) Respondents (n) Response rate (%)
Nursing home 1 46 80 26 54 39 72.2
Nursing home 2 38 65 17 48 29 60.4
Nursing home 3 92 201 51 150 95 63.3
Nursing home 4 101 215 92 123 70 56.9
Nursing home 5 89 204 116 88 55 62.5
Total 366 765 302 463 288 62.2
  1. Patients = Total number of patients in nursing home
  2. Employees total = Total number of employees in nursing home
  3. Employees ≤20% & leave = Number of employees working 20% in nursing home, or being on leave during the study period
  4. Employees > 20% invited = Number of invited employees working > 20% in nursing home
  5. Respondents = Number of employees working > 20% answering the SAQ
  6. Response rate = Proportion of invited employees working > 20% answering the SAQ