Table 2

Sample characteristics, ward variables

Ward variables:


Acute wards

28


Admission wards

4


Mean number of beds

11 (SD = 3.5)


Mean staff to bed ratio

3.5 (SD = 0.8)


Wards in urban areaa

8


Wards in rural area

24


Staff Attitude to Coercion Scaleb


Coercion as offending (mean, SD)

2.86 (SD = .24)


Coercion as care & security (mean, SD)

4.21 (SD = 1.6)


Coercion as treatment (mean, SD)

2.45 (SD = .21)


aWard in city with more than 100 000 inhabitants

bScale from 1 to 5 with higher ratings for greater agreement with attitude (mean score for wards)

Husum et al. BMC Health Services Research 2010 10:89   doi:10.1186/1472-6963-10-89

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