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Table 3 Sampling criteria

From: Linguistic validation of the Alberta Context Tool and two measures of research use, for German residential long term care

General  
Language skills • Native language not German and moderate German language skills
• Native language not German and good German language skills
• Native language German
Job experience • Little: <1 year
• Moderate: 1–4 years
• High: 5–9 Years
• Very high >10 years
General education1 Haupt-/Volksschule (lowest school level, ends after the 9th grade)
Realschule (Intermediate school level, ends after the 10th grade)
• Vocational training
Gymnasium (highest school level, ends after the 12th or 13th grade)
• Academic degree
Provider group specific  
Health care aides1 • No HCA training
• HCA training
Registered nurses2 • Geriatric nurse
• Adult acute care nurse
Allied health providers • Therapist with academic training
• Therapist with vocational training
• Assistant with no vocational training
Specialists • Quality manager
• Clinical specialist
Managers • Facility instructor
• Nursing director
• Unit leader
  1. 1In Germany HCAs can take one year of training and obtain an HCA degree, either for the care of elderly persons, for adult acute care or for pediatric care; only a few pediatric HCAs work in nursing homes, with none in this sample.
  2. 2In Germany there are three setting-specific registered nursing degrees: geriatric nurse for the care of elderly persons, adult acute care nurse and pediatric nurse; only a few pediatric nurses work in nursing homes, with none in this sample.