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Table 1 Characteristics of the facilities (N = 44)

From: The impact of facility characteristics on the use of antipsychotic medications in nursing homes: a cross-sectional study

Facility characteristics No of facilities %
Number of nursing beds in the facility
 <60 27 (61.4 %)
 60–150 14 (31.8 %)
 >150 3 (6.8 %)
Medical director has specialization in geriatrics 17 (38.6 %)
Shortage in personnel
 Physician 7 (15.9 %)
 Nurse (with and without an academic degree) 17 (38.6 %)
 Social Worker 8 (18.2 %)
 Physiotherapist 9 (20.5 %)
 Occupational Therapist 26 (59.1 %)
 Dietician 19 (43.2 %)
For-profit facility 29 (65.9 %)
Facilities in which most of the residents are self-pay patients 22 (50 %)
Has a "mentally frail" unit 8 (18.2 %)
Non-suitable environment (i.e., not enough space for strolling, no access to a garden or open area) 15 (34.1 %)
Unsafe/non-fitting self-aid equipment (e.g., unsafe bath/toilet seats, unsuitable height of tables) 19 (43.2 %)
Recreational activities are not diversified and not adequate 21 (47.7 %)
Treatment by occupational therapist
 Absent 11 (25 %)
 Partial 22 (50 %)
 Available 11 (25 %)
Use of minimum physical restraint (≤10 % of patients) 17 (38.6 %)
Pain is not routinely measured among all residents 19 (43.2 %)