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Table 7 Health professionals’ and caregivers’ views on HHCSs

From: Comparison of the caregivers’ and community health professionals’ views on home health care services for disabled older adults: a cross-sectional study in Beijing, China

Home Health Care Service Health professionals’ attitudes towards HHCSs (mean ± SD)a Caregivers demands for HHCSs for the disabled older adults (mean ± SD)b
Home nursing
 Blood pressure/blood glucose/electrocardiogram testing 3.92 ± 1.06 4.33 ± 0.91
 Catheter management 3.48 ± 1.03 3.74 ± 1.21
 Defecation assistance 3.10 ± 1.15 3.44 ± 1.16
 Expectoration assistance 3.39 ± 1.04 3.49 ± 1.14
 Gastrointestinal intubation management 3.30 ± 1.10 3.72 ± 1.18
 Home oxygen therapy 3.57 ± 1.02 3.58 ± 1.10
 Indwelling needle management 3.21 ± 1.07 3.34 ± 1.19
 Intramuscular/subcutaneous injection 3.43 ± 1.16 4.19 ± 0.99
 Specimen collection 3.46 ± 1.06 4.21 ± 0.95
 Ulcer management 3.70 ± 1.00 3.57 ± 1.24
 Venous infusion 2.79 ± 1.40 4.16 ± 1.00
 Wound dressing/stitch removal 3.38 ± 1.08 3.37 ± 1.20
Health guidance
 Chronic pain management 3.86 ± 0.84 3.42 ± 1.11
 Domestic medical device operation guidance 3.94 ± 0.87 3.14 ± 1.05
 Domestic rehabilitation device operation guidance 3.99 ± 0.79 3.62 ± 1.08
 Drug use guidance 4.13 ± 0.78 3.76 ± 0.96
 Guidance on the caring ability of caregivers 3.98 ± 0.80 3.41 ± 1.03
 Home safety guidance 4.03 ± 0.83 3.35 ± 1.06
 Knowledge of chronic diseases 4.10 ± 0.81 3.69 ± 0.97
 Knowledge of common diseases 4.11 ± 0.79 3.28 ± 1.07
 Lifestyle guidance 4.04 ± 0.88 3.30 ± 1.02
 Psychological counselling 3.96 ± 0.83 3.09 ± 1.03
 Rehabilitation method guidance 3.99 ± 0.82 3.70 ± 1.04
  1. aHealth professionals’ attitudes towards HHCS were measured by 5-point Likert-type scale with responses ranging from 1 to 5 points representing “very unreasonable” to “very reasonable”
  2. bCaregivers demands for HHCS for the disabled older adults were measured by 5-point Likert-type scale with responses ranging from 1 to 5 points representing “do not need it at all” to “need it very much”