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Table 5 Health professionals and other 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

  Health professionals and other     
  Physicians Nurses Pharmacists Other health professionals (e.g. dietician)     
  Physician
(N = 13)
NP
(N = 14)
Physician
(N = 12)
NP
(N = 13)
Physician
(N = 13)
NP
(N = 14)
Physician
(N = 9)
NP
(N = 12)
    
  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 2.31 (1.11) 3 1.86 (0.95) 3 2.75 (0.87) 6.5 2.62 (0.96) 7 2.00 (1.29) 1.5 1.43 (0.65) 1.5 2.56 (0.88) 6.5 2.25 (0.62) 5     
Useful 1.85 (0.80) 2 1.50 (0.65) 1.5 2.33 (0.78) 6 1.85 (0.55) 4 1.77 (0.83) 1.5 1.43 (0.65) 1 2.44 (0.53) 8.5 1.83 (0.72) 4     
Accessible 2.46 (0.88) 4 2.00 (1.04) 3.5 2.50 (0.80) 5 2.46 (0.78) 7 1.69 (0.63) 1.5 1.50 (0.65) 2 2.67 (0.50) 8 2.00 (0.43) 4.5     
Credible 2.08 (0.76) 4.5 1.64 (0.75) 2 2.58 (0.67) 7.5 1.85 (0.55) 4.5 1.85 (0.90) 3.5 1.36 (0.50) 1 2.44 (0.53) 8.5 1.83 (0.58) 4.5     
Current/ timely 2.25 (0.87) 5 2.00 (0.68) 4 2.58 (0.67) 6.5 2.08 (0.49) 5 1.77 (0.73) 1.5 1.64 (0.63) 2 2.56 (0.53) 7.5 1.92 (0.51) 4.5     
  Online chat/discussion groups Academic detailing Regional DI service Pharmaceutical company DI Pharmaceutical representatives
  Physician
(N = 2)
NP
(N = 5)
Physician
(N = 12)
NP
(N = 12)
Physician
(N = 3)
NP
(N = 7)
Physician
(N = 2)
NP
(N = 6)
Physician
(N = 11)
NP
(N = 12)
  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 3.50 (0.71) 13.5 2.60 (1.14) 9.5 2.50 (0.91) 4.5 2.42 (1.00) 5.5 3.33 (0.58) 12.5 3.29 (0.76) 10.5 3.50 (0.71) 13.5 3.67 (1.03) 12 3.18 (1.25) 8 3.17 (1.11) 8.5
Useful 2.50 (0.71) 12.5 2.40 (0.89) 10 1.92 (0.67) 3.5 1.85 (1.14) 4.5 2.00 (1.00) 8.5 2.86 (0.90) 10.5 3.00 (0.00) 13 3.50 (1.05) 11.5 3.18 (1.08) 9 2.58 (0.79) 8.5
Accessible 3.00 (0.00) 13.5 2.20 (0.84) 7.5 2.58 (1.00) 5.5 2.38 (1.33) 6.5 2.33 (0.58) 8 3.14 (0.69) 10 3.00 (0.00) 13.5 3.33 (1.21) 11 2.91 (1.37) 8.5 3.08 (1.24) 8
Credible 3.00 (0.00) 13 2.40 (0.89) 9.5 1.83 (0.72) 3.5 1.77 (0.93) 4 2.00 (1.00) 9 2.86 (0.90) 9.5 3.00 (0.00) 13 3.67 (0.82) 11 3.27 (1.01) 9 2.92 (0.90) 8.5
Current and timely 3.00 (0.00) 12.5 2.20 (0.84) 9.5 2.00 (0.95) 3.5 1.46 (0.52) 2 2.00 (1.00) 8 2.86 (0.90) 10.5 3.00 (0.00) 12.5 3.50 (1.05) 11.5 2.91 (1.22) 7.5 2.42 (0.79) 8
  1. Abbreviations: NP: Nurse practitioner; DI: Drug information. * 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).