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Table 2 Comparison of EFC membership regarding resources, practice change, site processes and outcome

From: Pilot implementation of elder-friendly care practices in acute care setting: a mixed methods study

QuestionsMember of EFC
Change Team
Non-member of EFC
Change Team
Test Statisticp-value
Mean (SD)Mean (SD)
How helpful are the following EFC Toolkit resources in helping you improve the care you provide to frail older patients?a
 De-prescribing resourcesn = 16
4.00 (0.6)
n = 10
3.40 (0.5)
2.520.02
 Links to other sitesn = 15
4.07 (0.8)
n = 12
3.42 (0.5)
2.440.02
Rate your level of agreement with the following statements: The EFC Toolkit, education, training, or resources I accessed …b
 Improved my overall knowledge of Elder Friendly Care and the skills required to care for frail older patientsn = 28
4.43 (0.7)
n = 14
3.93 (0.7)
0.500.04
 Effectively prepared me to provide better care to frail older patientsn = 28
4.21 (0.7)
n = 15
3.67 (0.7)
2.450.02
Rate your level of agreement with the following statements: As a result of the Elder-Friendly care Project...b
 I think the use of elder-friendly strategies occurs at my site more than before the EFC project startedn = 30
4.20 (0.7)
n = 13
3.61 (0.5)
2.830.01
Rate your level of agreement with the following statements: On my unit as a result of the Elder Friendly Care Project there is...b
 Higher job satisfactionn = 24
3.88 (0.7)
n = 13
3.15 (1.1)
2.510.02
In general, how effective do you think the EFC Project have been in reducing … ..c
 Disrupted sleepn = 26
3.81 (0.7)
n = 14
3.21 (0.9)
2.330.03
 Episodes of deliriumn = 25
3.72 (0.6)
n = 14
3.21 (0.8)
2.210.03
  1. aLikert scale was used to obtain helpfulness rating scores (1 = Not helpful to 5 = Extremely helpful)
  2. bLikert scale was used to obtain agreement rating scores (1 = Strongly Disagree to 5 = Strongly Agree)
  3. cLikert scale was used to obtain effectiveness rating scores (1 = Not effective to 5 Extremely Effective)
  4. P-values are reported at 95% confidence level and calculated using Independent T-test for Equality of Means