Table 5

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

Health professionals and other


Physicians

Nurses

Pharmacists

Other health professionals (e.g. dietician)


Physician

(N = 13)

NP

(N = 14)

Physician

(N = 12)

NP

(N = 13)

Physician

(N = 13)

NP

(N = 14)

Physician

(N = 9)

NP

(N = 12)

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

2.31 (1.11)

3

1.86 (0.95)

3

2.75 (0.87)

6.5

2.62 (0.96)

7

2.00 (1.29)

1.5

1.43 (0.65)

1.5

2.56 (0.88)

6.5

2.25 (0.62)

5

Useful

1.85 (0.80)

2

1.50 (0.65)

1.5

2.33 (0.78)

6

1.85 (0.55)

4

1.77 (0.83)

1.5

1.43 (0.65)

1

2.44 (0.53)

8.5

1.83 (0.72)

4

Accessible

2.46 (0.88)

4

2.00 (1.04)

3.5

2.50 (0.80)

5

2.46 (0.78)

7

1.69 (0.63)

1.5

1.50 (0.65)

2

2.67 (0.50)

8

2.00 (0.43)

4.5

Credible

2.08 (0.76)

4.5

1.64 (0.75)

2

2.58 (0.67)

7.5

1.85 (0.55)

4.5

1.85 (0.90)

3.5

1.36 (0.50)

1

2.44 (0.53)

8.5

1.83 (0.58)

4.5

Current/ timely

2.25 (0.87)

5

2.00 (0.68)

4

2.58 (0.67)

6.5

2.08 (0.49)

5

1.77 (0.73)

1.5

1.64 (0.63)

2

2.56 (0.53)

7.5

1.92 (0.51)

4.5


Online chat/discussion groups

Academic detailing

Regional DI service

Pharmaceutical company DI

Pharmaceutical representatives


Physician

(N = 2)

NP

(N = 5)

Physician

(N = 12)

NP

(N = 12)

Physician

(N = 3)

NP

(N = 7)

Physician

(N = 2)

NP

(N = 6)

Physician

(N = 11)

NP

(N = 12)

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

3.50 (0.71)

13.5

2.60 (1.14)

9.5

2.50 (0.91)

4.5

2.42 (1.00)

5.5

3.33 (0.58)

12.5

3.29 (0.76)

10.5

3.50 (0.71)

13.5

3.67 (1.03)

12

3.18 (1.25)

8

3.17 (1.11)

8.5

Useful

2.50 (0.71)

12.5

2.40 (0.89)

10

1.92 (0.67)

3.5

1.85 (1.14)

4.5

2.00 (1.00)

8.5

2.86 (0.90)

10.5

3.00 (0.00)

13

3.50 (1.05)

11.5

3.18 (1.08)

9

2.58 (0.79)

8.5

Accessible

3.00 (0.00)

13.5

2.20 (0.84)

7.5

2.58 (1.00)

5.5

2.38 (1.33)

6.5

2.33 (0.58)

8

3.14 (0.69)

10

3.00 (0.00)

13.5

3.33 (1.21)

11

2.91 (1.37)

8.5

3.08 (1.24)

8

Credible

3.00 (0.00)

13

2.40 (0.89)

9.5

1.83 (0.72)

3.5

1.77 (0.93)

4

2.00 (1.00)

9

2.86 (0.90)

9.5

3.00 (0.00)

13

3.67 (0.82)

11

3.27 (1.01)

9

2.92 (0.90)

8.5

Current and timely

3.00 (0.00)

12.5

2.20 (0.84)

9.5

2.00 (0.95)

3.5

1.46 (0.52)

2

2.00 (1.00)

8

2.86 (0.90)

10.5

3.00 (0.00)

12.5

3.50 (1.05)

11.5

2.91 (1.22)

7.5

2.42 (0.79)

8


Abbreviations: NP: Nurse practitioner; DI: Drug information. * 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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