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Table 2 Relation between the essential nursing interventions mapped and the age of elderly patients

From: High prevalence of skin and wound care of hospitalized elderly in Brazil: a prospective observational study

Nursing interventions n Presence of the intervention n Absence of the intervention p valuea
Average ± SD Average ± SD
Positioning 30 76.7 ± 7.6 45 71.6 ± 7.3 0.004
Bathing (at the bathroom) 37 73.1 ± 7.1 38 74.1 ± 8.4 0.58
Eye care 17 80.1 ± 7.1 58 71.7 ± 6.9 <0.0001
Oral health maintenance 24 78.2 ± 7.4 51 71.5 ± 7.1 0.0003
Skin surveillance 58 74.1 ± 7.7 17 72.1 ± 8.2 0.35
Medication maintenance 46 72.6 ± 6.8 29 75.2 ± 9.0 0.15
Bathing (at the bed) 30 74.1 ± 8.3 45 73.3 ± 7.5 0.68
Intravenous therapy 16 72.9 ± 5.9 59 73.8 ± 8.3 0.69
Lower extremity monitoring 18 73.7 ± 8.2 57 73.6 ± 7.7 0.94
Respiration monitoring 18 73.7 ± 8.2 57 73.6 ± 7.7 0.94
  1. SD standard deviation
  2. at de Student test