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Table 3 Print resource ratings (1 = strongly agree, 5 = strongly disagree) by physicians and nurse practitioners

From: Drug information resources used by nurse practitioners and collaborating physicians at the point of care in Nova Scotia, Canada: a survey and review of the literature

  Print
  CPS TC Specialty books Print journals Print CPGs
  Physician
(N = 13)
NP
(N = 14)
Physician
(N = 8)
NP
(N = 13)
Physician
(N = 10)
NP
(N = 12)
Physician
(N = 10)
NP
(N = 12)
Physician
(N = 12)
NP
(N = 14)
  Mean (SD) Rank* Mean (SD) Rank* Mean (SD) Rank* Mean (SD) Rank* Mean (SD) Rank* Mean (SD) Rank* Mean (SD) Rank* Mean (SD) Rank* Mean (SD) Rank* Mean (SD) Rank*
Used frequently 1.62 (0.96) 1 1.29 (0.61) 1 2.75 (1.39) 8.5 1.54 (0.78) 2.5 2.30 (0.67) 4 1.83 (0.83) 3.5 2.70 (1.25) 7 2.25 (0.87) 5 2.58 (1.00) 5.5 2.14 (0.86) 3.5
Useful 1.46 (0.52) 1 1.50 (0.65) 1.5 2.00 (1.00) 6 1.69 (1.11) 2.5 1.88 (0.83) 4 1.75 (0.87) 3.5 2.40 (0.97) 7.5 1.92 (0.67) 5.5 2.25 (0.87) 5.5 2.00 (0.68) 5
Accessible 1.31 (0.48) 1 1.36 (0.63) 1 2.14 (1.21) 5 1.38 (0.51) 2 2.13 (0.83) 3.5 1.75 (0.75) 3.5 2.70 (1.06) 8 2.33 (0.99) 5.5 2.83 (0.94) 7.5 2.36 (0.84) 5
Credible 1.38 (0.65) 1 1.36 (0.50) 1 1.71 (0.95) 4.5 1.38 (0.65) 2 2.00 (0.87) 5.5 1.67 (0.78) 3.5 2.30 (1.06) 7.5 1.83 (0.83) 4.5 2.17 (0.72) 5.5 2.00 (0.88) 4.5
Current/timely 1.85 (0.69) 2.5 1.86 (0.77) 3 2.14 (1.21) 6.5 1.54 (0.66) 2 2.25 (1.03) 6.5 1.83 (0.83) 3.5 2.10 (0.88) 5 1.92 (0.79) 4.5 2.58 (0.90) 6.5 2.21 (0.89) 6.5
  1. Abbreviations: NP: Nurse practitioner; CPS: Compendium of Pharmaceuticals and Specialities; TC: Therapeutic Choices
  2. CPGs: Clinical practice guidelines
  3. * Rank: calculated based on the formula: [(rank according to % of sample using the resource + rank based on mean score) ÷ 2]. Ranks based on the % of the sample using the reference and individual ranks for mean scores were assigned within the groups used frequently, usefulness, accessibility, credibility, and current/timeliness for all resources regardless of their category (i.e. print, online/electronic, health professionals or other).