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Table 1 Characteristics of Focus Group Participants (Direct Care Workers)

From: ‘Bare-bones’ to ‘silver linings’: lessons on integrating a palliative approach to care in long-term care in Western Canada

Variable Health Care Aide or similar (n = 28)a Professional (RN/LPN) or similar (n = 42)
% Female 89.2 95.2
Age (mean) 42.8 46.5
% Canadian born 74.3 73.7
Hours per week worked 34.8 30.7
Years at facility 6.8 5.2
Years in residential care 13.2 8.4
Education (% Bachelor + Masters) 27 69
% Part-time staff 18.9 28.6
% Received formal PAC training 60 71.1
  1. aNote: The number of participants noted in this table is different from the numbers highlighted for the focus groups because more individuals were invited to complete background surveys than could ultimately participate in the focus groups