Table 1

Staff demographics by role
Characteristic Nurse Carer Manager General
n = 19 n = 55 n = 5 n = 21
Female% (n/N) 94.1 (16/17) 92.6 (50/54) 100.0 (5/5) 75.0 (15/20)
Age (years) Mean (SD) 47.3 (12.7) 46.7 (10.7) 51.2 (6.0) 46.5 (12.2)
Education: certificate or diploma and above% (n/N) 75.0 (12/16) 46.2 (12/26) 25.0 (1/4) 50.0 (10/20)
Length of service (years) Mean (SD) 3.6 (6.0) 4.3 (4.3) 5.6 (7.3) 5.8 (6.2)
Professional training in the health field% (n/N) 87.5 (14/16) 30.8 (8/26) 0/4 16.7 (3/18)
Professional training in the mental health field% (n/N) 25.0 (4/16) 11.5 (3/26) 0/4 5.3 (1/19)

N.B. not all participants answered all questions.

Atkins et al.

Atkins et al. BMC Nursing 2013 12:10   doi:10.1186/1472-6955-12-10

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