Table 3

Staff training evaluation

Reducing distress during personal careBehaviour and pain managementEOL care in dementia
NHNH1 (n=23)NH1 (n=36)NH2 (n=12)NH1 (n=25)NH2 (n=9*)
Duration in hours11114
Sessions2×day; 1×night2×day; 1×night2×day; 1× night and day2×day; 1×night2×nursing staff
Evaluation: median (IQR)
 Was this training relevant to your day-to-day work?†4 (3–4)4 (4–4)4 (3–4)4 (3–4)4 (3.25–4)
 Did you learn anything new from the training?†3 (3–4)4 (3.25–4)4 (3–4)3 (3–4)3.5 (3–4)
 Do you think this training will influence your work?†4 (3–4)4 (4–4)4 (3–4)3 (3–4)4 (3–4)
 What was the training level?‡1 (0–1)1 (1–1)1 (1–1)1 (1–1)1 (1–1)
 Did the training provide a useful refresher?†3 (3–3)4 (3–4)3 (3–3.75)Not askedNot asked
 Has this training improved your confidence in talking to family about EOL care?§Not askedNot askedNot asked4 (4–4)4 (4–4)
  • *Evaluation sheet missing from one attendee.

  • †Measured on a 5point Likert Scale from 0=strongly disagree to 4=strongly agree.

  • ‡Measured on a 3-point Likert Scale: 0=too basic; 1=about right; 2= too complex.

  • §Measured on a 5point Likert Scale from 0=not at all to 4=yes, a lot; higher median better.

  • EOL, end of life; NH, nursing home; NH1, nursing home 1; NH2, nursing home 2.