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Table 5 Frequency of indicators per study

From: Nurses’ worry or concern and early recognition of deteriorating patients on general wards in acute care hospitals: a systematic review

  First author, year, reference Change in breathing Change in circulation Temperature Change in mentation Agitation Pain Unexpected trajectory Patient indicates feeling unwell Subjective nurses observation Knowing without a rationale Number of indicators described per study
Analysis of qualitative studies Andrews, 2005 [11] x x   x x   x   x x 7
Cioffi, 2009 [26] x x   x x x x x x x 9
Cioffi, 2000 [27] x x    x x x x x x 8
Cox, 2006 [30]          x x 2
Donaldson, 2009 [31]   x   x      x x 4
Endacott, 2007 [33]      x     x   2
Gazarian, 2010 [34]     x x     x x 4
Leach, 2010 [35]      x     x   2
Massey, 2014 [36] x          x 2
McDonnell, 2013 [37]   x   x      x x 4
Minick, 2003 [38] x x   x x x    x x 7
Pattison, 2011 [39]   x        x x 3
Williams, 2011 [40]           x 1
Analysis of worry RRS calls Boniatti, 2010 [20] x x x x   x      5
Hourihan, 1995 [21] x     x x x     4
Laurens, 2011 [22]       x x     2
Parr, 2001 [23] x x x x x x x     7
Santiano, 2009 [24] x   x x x x x     6
Total number of studies describing an indicator   9 9 3 9 10 8 7 2 11 11