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Table 1 Nurses’ strain of care when caring for patients with different symptoms of delirium

From: Subjective strain of care experienced by pulmonary and critical care medical nurses when caring for patients with delirium: a cross-sectional study

   Very easy Easy Difficult Very difficult
Hypoactive behaviour 1. Avoidance and abnormal quietness 1 2 3 4
2. Mental depression and lack of motivation 1 2 3 4
3. Reduced activities 1 2 3 4
Mixed level of activity 4. Lack of awareness or understanding of own situation or disease 1 2 3 4
5. Difficulty concentrating and easily distracted 1 2 3 4
6. Speaking slowly or indecisively 1 2 3 4
7. Avoiding eye contact 1 2 3 4
8. Recalling incorrect names of familiar people 1 2 3 4
9. Talking to someone who is actually not present 1 2 3 4
10. Repetitive behaviour 1 2 3 4
11. Speaking incoherently 1 2 3 4
12. Alternating between clarity and confusion 1 2 3 4
Hyperactive behaviour 13. Sleep-arousal cycle disorder 1 2 3 4
14. Irritability and excruciating 1 2 3 4
15. Shouting loudly 1 2 3 4
16. Irritability 1 2 3 4
17. Increased activity 1 2 3 4
18. Uncooperative and difficult to manage 1 2 3 4
19. Unplanned attempts to get out of bed 1 2 3 4
20. Pulling out tubes and tearing out dressings 1 2 3 4