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Table 6 Peri-operative nurses’ reported practice relating to case studies (n=70)

From: Peri-operative nurses’ knowledge and reported practice of pressure injury risk assessment and prevention: A before-after intervention study

  Pre-intervention Mean (SD) (Range) Post-intervention Mean (SD) (Range) P-value+
Pressure injury risk assessment
Case study 1: Risk assessment score completed when patient’s condition changes 2.62 (1.56) (1–5) 2.0 (1.08) (1–5) 0.136
Case study 2: Risk assessment score completed when pressure damage is identified 2.07 (1.49) (1–5) 1.29 (0.47) (1–5) 0.085
Clinical handover from ward nurse (admission to operating room)
Case study 3: Risk assessment score is:    
 Viewed in patient notes 3.37 (1.55) (1–5) 2.80 (1.47) (1–5) 0.069
 Verbally reported 3.33 (1.46) (1–5) 2.96 (1.40) (1–5) 0.120
Clinical handover from operating room nurse (transfer to recovery unit)
Case study 4: Risk assessment score is:    
 Viewed in patient notes 3.39 (1.52) (1–5) 3.09 (1.43) (1–5) 0.223
 Verbally reported 3.40 (1.55) (1–5) 2.86 (1.46) (1–5) 0.023
Clinical handover from recovery room nurse (discharge to ward)
Case study 5: Risk assessment score is    
 Viewed in patient notes 3.09 (1.49) (1–5) 2.64 (1.43) (1–5) 0.142
 Verbally reported 3.03 (1.49) (1–5) 2.52 (1.35) (1–5) 0.045
  1. +Paired sample t-tests were used.