Table 2

Baseline characteristics of the participants
Background data IG (n = 84) CG (n = 79) p
Sex
  Female n 79 79 0.059*
  Male n 5 0
Professional status
  Registered nurses n 26 50 <0.001*
  Enrolled nurses n 56 28
  Biomedical technician n 2 1
Age (Year)
  Age Md (Q1; Q3) 55 (49; 60) 56 (49; 62) 0.604″
  Range 28-65 38-70
Numbers of years employed at the job site
  Md (Q1; Q3) 11 (7; 27) 11 (5; 20) 0.045″
  Range 0-37 0-38
How often do you perform VBSC
  Every day n 61 44 0.028*
  Every week n 19 33
  Every month or less n 4 2

IG = Intervention group, CG = Control group, p = differences at baseline between IG and CG, * = Chi-square Test, ″ = Mann–Whitney U Test.

Bölenius et al.

Bölenius et al. BMC Health Services Research 2013 13:463   doi:10.1186/1472-6963-13-463

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