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Table 1 Descriptive statistics for the acute ward excerpts versus DPC excerpts

From: The quality and quantity of staff-patient interactions as recorded by staff. A registry study of nursing documentation in two inpatient mental health wards

  Acute DPC Total
n (%) n (%) n (%)
Independent variable: Education level staff
 Bachelor with further education 327 (17.0) 802 (41.6) 1129 (29,3)
 Bachelor 869 (45.0) 856 (44.4) 1725 (44,7)
 Other 733 (38.0) 271 (14.0) 1004 (26,0)
 Total 1929 (100) 1929 (100) 3858 (100)
Independent variable: Shift type
 Day 619 (32.1) 915 (47.4) 1534 (39.8)
 Evening 751 (38.9) 856 (44.4) 1607 (41.7)
 Night 559 (29.0) 158 (8.2) 717 (18.6)
 Total 1929 (100) 1929 (100) 3858 (100)
Dependent variable: Experience described
 No 688 (35.7) 606 (31.4) 1294 (33.5)
 Yes 1241 (64.3) 1323 (68.6) 2564 (66.5)
 Total 1929 (100) 1929 (100) 3858 (100)
Dependent variable: Type of described experience
 - II Very uncomfortable 252 (20.3) 160 (12.1) 412 (16.1)
 - I Uncomfortable 829 (66.8) 834 (63.0) 1663 (64.9)
 + I Positive 155 (12.5) 318 (24.0) 473 (18.4)
 + II Very positive 5 (0.4) 11 (0.8) 16 (0.6)
 Total 1241 (100) 1323 (100) 2564 (100)
Dependent variable: Type of described staff-patient interactions
 A. No staff approach 869 (70.0) 945 (71.4) 1814 (70.7)
 B. Staff approach, but not the patient’s response 106 (8.5) 132 (10.0) 238 (9.3)
 C. “Superficial” staff approach 104 (8.4) 114 (8.6) 218 (8.5)
 D. Fully described interaction 162 (13.1) 132 (10.0) 294 (11.5)
Total 1241 (100) 1323 (100) 2564 (100)
Dependent variable: Type of described attunement
 - II Failed attunement 21 (13.0) 3 (2.3) 24 (8.2)
 - I Partially failed attunement 79 (48.8) 54 (40.9) 133 (45.2)
 + I Partially successful attunement 61 (37.7) 74 (56.1) 135 (45.9)
 + II Successful attunement 1 (0.6) 1 (0.8) 2 (0.7)
 Total 162 (100) 132 (100) 294 (100)