Table 2

Descriptive statistics on dependent and independent variables (n = 987)
Variables Response categories n %
Dependent variables
Formulate questions High extent 183 19
Search databases High extent 190 19
Search other sources High extent 545 56
Compile information High extent 297 31
Implement knowledge High extent 296 30
Evaluate practice High extent 336 34
Independent variables
Individual factors
Sex Men 108 11
Women 874 89
Age Born 1972 or earlier 430 44
Born 1973 or later 554 56
Previous nurse aide training Yes 462 47
No 516 53
Further study after nursing degree Have studied/Study now 130 13
No 845 87
EBP capability High 619 63
Low 360 37
Organizational factors
Present form of employment Permanent 566 57
Temporary 421 43
Clinical setting Hospital 723 74
Primary care 42 4
Care of older people 118 12
Psychiatric care 101 10
Full or part time Full time 668 68
Part time 312 32
Work shifts (Three shifts) Daytime 114 12
Day and evening shifts (no nights) 466 48
Three shifts (incl nights) 395 40
Work overtime Several times per week 204 21
About once a week or less often 728 79
Enough staff compared to patients’ need for care Yes 385 39
No 598 61
Collective efficacy High 492 50
Low 490 50
Role clarity High 713 73
Low 269 27
Leadership High 287 29
Low 695 71
Work demands High 307 31
Low 675 69
Control High 77 8
Low 904 92
Disengagement High 140 14
Low 841 86
Exhaustion High 461 47
Low 520 53

Boström et al.

Boström et al. BMC Health Services Research 2013 13:165   doi:10.1186/1472-6963-13-165

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