Table 3

Mean total score informational needs according to the nurses' and the caregivers' characteristics

NURSING STAFF'S CHARACTERISTICS

Score for informational needs

CAREGIVERS' CHARACTERISTICS

Score for informational needs

Mean

SD

P (student's t-test)

Mean

SD

P (student's t-test)


GENDER

GENDER

0.219

Male

21.4

3.1

0.081

Male

26.2

3.4

Female

22.5

3.1

Female

26.7

2.7

AGE

AGE

<0.001*

<34

21.8

2.9

0.006*

<42

25.7

3.0

34-39

23.2

3.0

42-52

26.7

2.7

>39

22.6

3.1

>52

27.2

2.6

MARITAL STATUS

MARITAL STATUS

0.001*

Single

22.2

3.2

0.568*

Single

24.9

2.1

Married

22.4

3.1

Married

26.9

2.9

Widower/widow-Separated-Divorced

23.0

3.6

Widower/widow-Separated-Divorced

26.8

2.3

EDUCATION

EDUCATION

<0.001*

Secondary education

21.8

2.9

0.002

Primary

27.6

2.3

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

22.9

3.2

Secondary

25.9

2.9

WORK EXPERIENCE (in years)

Tertiary

26.9

2.9

<10

22.0

3.2

0.035*

RELATION TO PATIENT

0.051*

10-16

23.1

2.9

Husband/Wife

26.7

3.1

>16

22.2

3.0

Mother/Father

26.9

2.8

POSITION

Brother/sister

26.8

2.5

Head nurse or replacing head nurse

23.3

3.4

0.064*

Daughter/Son

25.7

2.8

Nurse

22.5

3.1

Daughter in law/Son in law

27.4

1.8

Assistant/Practical nurse

21.9

2.9

Other

26.8

2.3


*analysis of variance (ANOVA)

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

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