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Table 1 Types of data collected and participant characteristics

From: The relative meaning of absolute numbers: the case of pain intensity scores as decision support systems for pain management of patients with dementia

  H1 H2 H3 H4 Total
Patients Observed (N) 8 7 9 7 31
Interviews with staff (N) 24 13 7 8 52
Interviews with patients’ family members (N) 1 3 0 0 4
Total time spent observing patients (approx. hours) 71 h 45 h 22 h 32 h 170 h
Total time in the field (approx. hours) 161 h 167 h 73 h 85 h 486 h
Mean patient age (range) 83 (77–87) 84 (75–93) 88 (79–99) 85 (75–94) 88 (75–99)
Patient Gender Male = 1
Female = 7
Male = 2
Female = 5
Male = 4
Female = 5
Male = 4
Female = 3
Male = 11
Female = 20