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Table 4 Online/electronic 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

  Online/electronic
  Online journals Online bibliographies Electronic CPGs Cochrane Specialty websites
  Physician
(N = 5)
NP
(N = 9)
Physician
(N = 4)
NP
(N = 7)
Physician
(N = 7)
NP
(N = 11)
Physician
(N = 6)
NP
(N = 7)
Physician
(N = 2)
NP
(N = 7)
  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 2.40 (1.34) 7.5 2.44 (1.42) 7 3.00 (0.82) 11 2.86 (1.07) 9.5 2.29 (1.11) 5 2.45 (1.04) 7 3.00 (1.09) 10 3.43 (1.13) 11 3.00 (0.00) 12 1.86 (0.69) 5.5
Useful 2.20 (1.30) 8.5 2.29 (1.50) 8 2.40 (0.55) 10.5 2.43 (1.13) 9.5 2.14 (0.90) 7 2.18 (0.87) 7 2.33 (0.82) 9 2.00 (0.82) 7.5 3.00 (0.00) 13 1.86 (0.69) 6.5
Accessible 2.60 (1.14) 9.5 2.38 (1.60) 7.5 2.40 (0.55) 8 2.86 (0.69) 9.5 2.14 (0.90) 5.5 2.36 (0.92) 6.5 2.50 (1.05) 8 2.43 (0.53) 8.5 3.00 (0.00) 13.5 1.86 (0.69) 5.5
Credible 2.20 (1.30) 9.5 2.29 (1.50) 7.5 1.80 (0.84) 7 2.43 (0.98) 9 2.00 (0.82) 7 2.09 (0.94) 6.5 1.67 (0.52) 5 1.86 (0.90) 6.5 3.00 (0.00) 13 1.86 (0.69) 6.5
Current/timely 2.20 (1.30) 8.5 2.14 (1.57) 7 1.60 (0.89) 5.5 2.43 (0.98) 10 2.00 (0.82) 6 2.18 (1.08) 7 1.83 (0.75) 5.5 2.00 (0.89) 6.5 3.00 (0.00) 12.5 2.00 (0.82) 6.5
  1. Abbreviations: NP: Nurse practitioner; CPGs: Clinical practice guidelines
  2. * 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).