Table 8

Factors associated with undetected delirium (Characteristics of nurses)

T1 (N = 109)


Variables

Delirium detected [missing values]

Odds Ratio [90% CI]


No n = 95 (87.2%)

Yes n = 14 (12.8%)


Age

[1]

≥ 55

30 (31.9%)

6 (42.9%)

0.3 [0.0–2.3]1

Between 25–55

57 (60.6%)

8 (57.1%)

0.5 [0.0–3.2]

≤ 25

7 (7.4%)

0 (0.0%)

1.0

Level of education

[1]

Bachelor's degree

19 (20.2%)

1 (7.1%)

3.5 [0.6–20.5]

Certificate degree

20 (21.3%)

3 (21.4%)

1.2 [0.4–3.9]

College degree

55 (58.5%)

10 (71.4%)

1.0

Experience as a nurse (years)

[1]

≥ 21

56 (59.6%)

9 (64.3%)

0.6 [0.1–3.9]

6 to 20

28 (29.8%)

4 (28.6%)

0.7 [0.1–4.9]

≤ 5

10 (10.6%)

1 (7.1%)

1.0

Experience in geriatrics (years)

[1]

≥ 21

17 (18.1%)

6 (42.9%)

0.1 [0.0–0.8]

6 to 20

55 (58.5%)

7 (50.0%)

0.4 [0.1–2.2]

≤ 5

22 (23.4%)

1 (7.1%)

1.0


1 In the case of nurses' age, quasi-complete separation of the data was observed. See statistical analysis details in the method section.

Voyer et al. BMC Nursing 2008 7:4   doi:10.1186/1472-6955-7-4

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