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Table 4 Staff characteristics of various LUs

From: Structural characteristics of specialised living units for people with dementia: a cross-sectional study in German nursing homes

  LSLU I LSLU II LILU SSLU SILU   
Total n 15 16 48 9 15 Test statistic p-value
Constant assignment (nurses), n% yes 15 (100) 16 (100) 48 (100) 8 (88.9) 9 (60) χ2 (4) = 31.33 <.001
Constant assignment (service staff), n% yes 14 (93.3) 9 (56.3) 36 (75.0) 4 (44.4) 14 (93.3) χ2 (4) = 12.77 .012
Continuous presence of a registered nurse, n% yes 15 (100) 16 (100) 46 (95.8) 7 (77.8) 9 (60) χ2 (4) = 22.32 <.001
Special qualification of head nurse in psychogeriatric care, n% yes 2 (13.3) 13 (81.3) 4 (8.3) 4 (44.4) 3 (20) χ2 (4) = 36.97 <.001
  1. LSLU I-Large Segregated Living Unit not extra funded; LSLU II- Large Segregated Unit extra funded;
  2. SSLU-Small Segregated Living Unit; LILU-Large Integrated Living Unit; SILU-Small Integrated Living Unit.