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Table 3 Main nursing factors leading to hospitalization of patients with LRTIs

From: Which patients with lower respiratory tract infections need inpatient treatment? Perceptions of physicians, nurses, patients and relatives

  Low Risk CAP patients (PSI class I-III)   High risk CAP patients (PSI class IV-V)  
  (n = 181)   (n = 215)  
  Physicians Nurses Patients Relatives P values Physicians Nurses Patients Relatives P values
  (n = 167) (n = 154) (n = 158) (n = 45)   (n = 200) (n = 182) (n = 178) (n = 67)  
Support in activities of daily living 54.2 36.8 50.9 36.8 0.01 46.9 40.1 43.4 34.2 <0.001
Oral drug intake 3.4 16.7 12.3 10.5 0.75 3.4 9.7 8.5 12.3 <0.001
Personal hygiene 11.9 18.4 24.6 26.3 0.7 18.3 22.8 20.2 21.9 0.02
Mobility 18.6 13.2 10.5 15.8 0.08 22.3 18 20.2 17.8 0.034
Others 8.5 14 1.8 5.3 0.16 2.3 5.6 5.4 8.2 0.04
  Patients with acute bronchitis   Patients with ECOPD  
  (n = 45)   (n = 103)  
  Physicians Nurses Patients Relatives P values Physicians Nurses Patients Relatives P values
  (n = 40) (n = 35) (n = 39) (n = 10)   (n = 94) (n = 86) (n = 86) (n = 29)  
Support in activities of daily living 45.5 54.2 52.4 33.3 <0.001 52.5 34.5 46.7 60 <0.001
Dementia 3 0 0 0 0.57 3.3 1.8 0 6.7 0.23
Oral drug intake 12.1 12.5 9.5 16.7 0.01 4.9 15.9 13.3 13.3 0.003
Personal hygiene 21.2 12.5 23.8 33.3 0.03 14.8 20.4 13.3 6.7 0.02
Mobility 15.2 8.3 14.3 16.7 0.03 19.7 16.8 17.8 13.3 0.02
Others 3 12.5 0 0 0.004 4.9 10.6 8.9 0 0.23