Table 1

Characteristics of the responding nurses
Characteristics No. (%) Mean (SD)
All nurses 407 (100)
Gender
Men 36 (9)
Women 371 (91)
Age (years)1 37.4 (11.2)
Number of years of nursing practice 11.3 (9.8)
Number of years since obtaining last health professional degree1 7.5 (8.0)
Highest level of educational qualification
Bachelor degree (nursing)2 164 (40)
Nursing degree2 85 (21)
Advanced nursing degree 155 (38)
Master of science 3 (1)
Selected hospital units
Intensive-care units 128 (31)
General medicine units 161 (40)
Surgical and orthopedic units 118 (29)

Note: SD, standard deviation.

1Information was missing for 3 subjects.

2Bachelor degree (nursing) was implemented in 2002. Educational qualification before 2002 was Nursing degree.

Dalheim et al.

Dalheim et al. BMC Health Services Research 2012 12:367   doi:10.1186/1472-6963-12-367

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