Table 2

Mean total score for health education needs according to the nurses' and the caregivers' characteristics

NURSING STAFF'S CHARACTERISTICS

Score for health education needs

CAREGIVERS' CHARACTERISTICS

Score for health education needs

Mean

SD

P (student's t-test)

Mean

SD

P(student's t-test)


GENDER

GENDER

Male

54.0

5.3

0.485

Male

56.7

5.3

0.601

Female

53.3

5.7

Female

57.2

7.2

AGE

AGE

<34

53.1

4.8

0.492*

<42

55.7

8.8

0.070*

34-39

54.0

5.8

42-52

57.5

5.8

>39

53.9

5.7

>52

57.6

5.7

MARITAL STATUS

MARITAL STATUS

Single

53.5

6.2

0.926*

Single

54.9

8.9

0.140*

Married

53.3

5.5

Married

57.4

6.8

Widower/widow-Separated-Divorced

53.5

5.9

Widower/widow-Separated-Divorced

58.0

5.1

EDUCATION

EDUCATION

Secondary education

53.2

5.3

0.586

Primary

57.3

5.9

<0.001*

University/T.E.I./Master level studies

53.5

6.0

Secondary

55.6

7.6

WORK EXPERIENCE (in years)

Tertiary

59.1

6.2

<10

52.8

5.8

0.534*

RELATION TO PATIENT

10-16

53.6

5.9

Husband/Wife

56.4

7.6

0.076*

>16

53.6

5.5

Mother/Father

58.2

6.6

POSITION

Brother/sister

58.8

4.7

Head nurse or replacing head nurse

52.8

6.9

0.767*

Daughter/Son

55.6

5.6

Nurse

53.5

5.8

Daughter in law/Son in law

58.9

5.4

Assistant/Practical nurse

53.1

5.0

Other

56.9

10.3


*analysis of variance (ANOVA)

Lavdaniti et al. BMC Nursing 2011 10:19   doi:10.1186/1472-6955-10-19

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