Table 1

Information about participants

CharacteristicsNumber of participants
Patients
Sex
 Male10
 Female26
Age (years) median 83, range 63–91
Time since admission for hip fracture (days)
Median 9, range 4–19
Participation in interviews25
Participation in observation13
Consented25
Personal consultee due to lack of capacity11
Participation in interview and observation2
Invited but declined to participate3
Patient and carer dyads12
Carers
Sex
 Male11
 Female14
Age (years) median 62, range 42–95
Relationship to patient
 Husband4
 Wife1
 Daughter9
 Son6
 Other relative4
 Friend1
Participation in interviews25
Staff
Consent to be involved in observation12