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Table 3 Impact on well-being of residents, family members, and staff

From: From wave to wave: a Dutch national study on the long-term impact of COVID-19 on well-being and family visitation in nursing homes

Compared to the situation during the lockdown, residents now (September/October 2020). .. More
(n,%)
Same
(n, %)
Less
(n, %)
Unknown (n, %)
- have a more positive mood. 29 (45%) 27 (42%) 7 (11%) 1 (2%)
- eat and drink more. 7 (11%) 46 (72%) 3 (5%) 8 (13%)
- show less misunderstood behavior. 13 (20%) 36 (56%) 10 (16%) 5 (8%)
- are more active and seek more contact. 19 (30%) 39 (61%) 3 (5%) 3 (5%)
- have physical problems. 2 (3%) 53 (83%) 2 (3%) 7 (11%)
- show cognitive decline. 13 (20%) 35 (55%) 7 (11%) 9 (14%)
Nursing homes that agreed/disagreed with the following statements about family members: Yes (n, %) No (n, %)
Most family members indicate that they are afraid of getting infected themselves. 12 (19%) 52 (81%)
Most family members indicate that they are afraid of infecting others. 22 (34%) 42 (66%)
Most family members keep 1.5 m distance from residents and others. 49 (77%) 15 (23%)
Most family members do not visit the residents when they have symptoms of a common cold. 62 (97%) 2 (3%)
Most family members take the hygiene measures into account. 61 (95%) 3 (5%)
Since the re-opening for visitors, most family members visit their relative less frequently. 14 (22%) 50 (78%)
Nursing homes that agreed/disagreed with the following statements about staff members: Yes (n, %) No (n, %)
Most staff members indicate that they are afraid of getting infected themselves. 29 (45%) 35 (55%)
Most staff members indicate that they are afraid of infecting others. (n = 59) 50 (85%) 9 (15%)
Most staff members keep 1.5 m distance from each other and others. 49 (77%) 15 (23%)
Most staff members do not work if they have symptoms of a common cold (without being tested for COVID-19). 58 (91%) 6 (9%)
Most staff members take the hygiene measures into account. 64 (100%) 0 (0%)
Most staff members feel safe during work. 58 (91%) 6 (9%)
Most regular work meetings are taking place again. 42 (66%) 22 (34%)
The extra work pressure due to the pandemic has decreased in the meantime. 21 (33%) 43 (67%)