Table 2

Healthcare workers' perceived sufficiency of information about A/H1N1 influenza pandemic and general health information needs (mean ± SD).

Total (N = 469) (mean ± SD; median)

1. Nurse (N = 209)

2. Medical (N = 120)(b)

3. Allied (N = 59)

4. Auxiliary (N = 81)

p-valuea



I believe that I have heard sufficient information about:

(1:strongly disagree, 9: strongly agree)

A/H1N1 influenza symptoms

7.2 ± 1.8, 8/9

7.2 ± 1.8

7.8 ± 1.6 1,3,4

7.0 ± 1.7

6.6 ± 1.8

< 0.0005

A/H1N1 influenza prognosis

6.4 ± 2.1, 7/9

6.1 ± 2.1

7.1 ± 1.9 1,3,4

6.1 ± 2.1

6.0 ± 2.1

< 0.0005

A/H1N1 influenza treatment

6.5 ± 2.1, 7/9

6.3 ± 2.1

7.3 ± 1.8 1,3,4

6.2 ± 2.0

5.9 ± 2.3

< 0.0005

A/H1N1 influenza infection route

7.5 ± 1.8, 8/9

7.3 ± 1.7

8.1 ± 1.5 1,3,4

7.3 ± 1.8

7.1 ± 1.9

< 0.0005

A/H1N1 influenza preventive measures

7.2 ± 2.0, 8/9

6.9 ± 2.1

7.8 ± 1.7 1,3,4

7.1 ± 2.0

6.9 ± 2.1

< 0.0005

I believe that my department provided clear information about the A/H1N1 influenza pandemic (1:strongly disagree, 9: strongly agree)

5.4 ± 2.4, 6/9

5.4 ± 2.4

5.3 ± 2.5

5.5 ± 2.2

5.9 ± 2.8

0.408

Overall, the information I have heard about the A/H1N1 influenza has been clear (1:strongly disagree, 9: strongly agree; five items, Cronbach's α, 0.89)

7.0 ± 1.6, 7.4/9

6.8 ± 1.7

7.6 ± 1.4 1,3,4

6.7 ± 1.5

6.5 ± 1.7

< 0.0005

General health-information needs (1: for a disease that I might suffer, I prefer having no more information than needed; 5: I prefer as much information as possible)

3.6 ± 1.6, 4/5

3.8 ± 1.5

3.3 ± 1.6

3.2 ± 1.5

3.5 ± 1.6

0.036


(a), One-way ANOVA; (b) Significant differences between this category and the categories mentioned by numbers (Bonferroni post-hoc tests)

Goulia et al. BMC Infectious Diseases 2010 10:322   doi:10.1186/1471-2334-10-322

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