Table 3

Print resource ratings (1 = strongly agree, 5 = strongly disagree) by physicians and nurse practitioners

Print


CPS

TC

Specialty books

Print journals

Print CPGs


Physician

(N = 13)

NP

(N = 14)

Physician

(N = 8)

NP

(N = 13)

Physician

(N = 10)

NP

(N = 12)

Physician

(N = 10)

NP

(N = 12)

Physician

(N = 12)

NP

(N = 14)

Mean (SD)

Rank*

Mean (SD)

Rank*

Mean (SD)

Rank*

Mean (SD)

Rank*

Mean (SD)

Rank*

Mean (SD)

Rank*

Mean (SD)

Rank*

Mean (SD)

Rank*

Mean (SD)

Rank*

Mean (SD)

Rank*


Used frequently

1.62 (0.96)

1

1.29 (0.61)

1

2.75 (1.39)

8.5

1.54 (0.78)

2.5

2.30 (0.67)

4

1.83 (0.83)

3.5

2.70 (1.25)

7

2.25 (0.87)

5

2.58 (1.00)

5.5

2.14 (0.86)

3.5

Useful

1.46 (0.52)

1

1.50 (0.65)

1.5

2.00 (1.00)

6

1.69 (1.11)

2.5

1.88 (0.83)

4

1.75 (0.87)

3.5

2.40 (0.97)

7.5

1.92 (0.67)

5.5

2.25 (0.87)

5.5

2.00 (0.68)

5

Accessible

1.31 (0.48)

1

1.36 (0.63)

1

2.14 (1.21)

5

1.38 (0.51)

2

2.13 (0.83)

3.5

1.75 (0.75)

3.5

2.70 (1.06)

8

2.33 (0.99)

5.5

2.83 (0.94)

7.5

2.36 (0.84)

5

Credible

1.38 (0.65)

1

1.36 (0.50)

1

1.71 (0.95)

4.5

1.38 (0.65)

2

2.00 (0.87)

5.5

1.67 (0.78)

3.5

2.30 (1.06)

7.5

1.83 (0.83)

4.5

2.17 (0.72)

5.5

2.00 (0.88)

4.5

Current/timely

1.85 (0.69)

2.5

1.86 (0.77)

3

2.14 (1.21)

6.5

1.54 (0.66)

2

2.25 (1.03)

6.5

1.83 (0.83)

3.5

2.10 (0.88)

5

1.92 (0.79)

4.5

2.58 (0.90)

6.5

2.21 (0.89)

6.5


Abbreviations: NP: Nurse practitioner; CPS: Compendium of Pharmaceuticals and Specialities; TC: Therapeutic Choices

CPGs: Clinical practice guidelines

* Rank: calculated based on the formula: [(rank according to % of sample using the resource + rank based on mean score) รท 2]. Ranks based on the % of the sample using the reference and individual ranks for mean scores were assigned within the groups used frequently, usefulness, accessibility, credibility, and current/timeliness for all resources regardless of their category (i.e. print, online/electronic, health professionals or other).

Murphy et al. BMC Nursing 2006 5:5   doi:10.1186/1472-6955-5-5

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