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Table 2 Distribution of selected characteristics by interRAI instrument

From: Reliability of the interRAI suite of assessment instruments: a 12-country study of an integrated health information system

Variable interRAI Assessment Instrument
  Long-Term Care Facility (LTCF) Home Care (HC) Palliative Care (PC) Post-Acute Care (PAC) Mental Health (MH) All Instruments
Age group       
   - <65 3.5 10.4 13.8 8.3 -1 9.9
   - 65–84 50.9 60.4 46.8 68.1   57.5
   - 85+ 45.6 29.2 39.4 23.6   32.6
Female 72.3 62.1 58.7 66.0 - 65.7
Widowed 52.7 47.9 43.2 36.9 5.7 42.4
Impaired in decision making 83.4 45.7 65.9 38.2 43.8 59.5
Rarely/never understands others 4.9 1.5 18.0 0.0 - 5.5
Makes negative statements 23.6 17.4 16.5 10.8 17.9 18.5
Sad/pained facial expressions 22.4 12.5 22.9 27.4 47.2 23.5
Any aggressive behaviour2 17.3 0.5 - - 25.8 12.4
Hallucinations or delusions 1.6 2.3 - 0.9 16.8 3.8
Early Loss ADL: Personal Hygiene Impaired 65.8 32.9 77.8 30.1 19.1 48.5
Mid Loss ADL: Walking Impaired 57.7 38.2 78.6 42.7 7.9 48.1
Late Loss ADL: Eating Impaired 21.8 18.3 57.6 4.8 7.9 22.7
Pain not present 61.9 34.2 42.4 41.6 0.0 41.3
Severe/excruciating pain present 6.9 23.7 24.8 8.9 - 15.8
Non-smoker 93.1 90.4 93.5 95.1 57.3 92.6
Falls 10.8 15.7 9.4 30.3 0.0 13.2
Hospitalized in last 90 days3 12.2 20.3 - - - 15.9
N 246 220 126 102 89 783
  1. In some cases, items are not available because they were not gathered as part of the study protocol or they are not available for specific instruments.
  2. Any occurrence of verbal abuse, physical abuse, socially inappropriate behaviour, or resisting care
  3. Excludes psychiatric admissions