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Table 2 Number of reported impactsa on and perspectivesb from restricted visitation policies in acute care settings during the COVID-19 pandemic on patients, family members, and healthcare professionals among primary research recordsc included in the review, by the number of visitors allowed per patient

From: Restricted visitation policies in acute care settings during the COVID-19 pandemic: a scoping review

Population Impacts
N = 17 (30%)
Perspectives
N = 39 (70%)
Neurocognitive Mental health Quality of life and well-being Coping and daily functioning Overwhelming grief State of well-being Touch and physical presence Coping and accessing support Connection and communication
N = 2 (12%) N = 16 (94%) N = 15 (88%) N = 17 (100%) N = 16 (41%) N = 21 (54%) N = 8 (21%) N = 28 (71%) N = 25 (64%)
Patients
N = 13 (23%)
2 (100%) 6 (38%) 4 (27%) 5 (29%) 6 (38%) 6 (29%) 5 (63%) 9 (32%) 8 (32%)
Family members
N = 9 (16%)
0 (0%) 6 (38%) 8 (53%) 8 (47%) 4 (25%) 2 (10%) 4 (50%) 5 (18%) 6 (24%)
Professionals
N = 35 (63%)
0 (0%) 4 (25%) 3 (20%) 5 (29%) 14 (88%) 17 (81%) 5 (63%) 23 (82%) 22 (88%)
  1. aSeventeen primary research records specified restricted visitation policies and assessed impact on participants quantitatively
  2. bThity-nine primary research records specified restricted visitation policies and reported perspectives from participants qualitatively
  3. cSixty-six primary research records were included in the scoping review; fifty-six of which specified restricted visitation policies
  4. dImpacts or perspectives reported from ≥ 50% of records for patients, families, or healthcare professionals