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Table 2 Participant demographics

From: Knowledge, attitudes, beliefs and behaviour intentions for three bowel management practices in intensive care: effects of a targeted protocol implementation for nursing and medical staff

Demographic variable   Pre (N = 88) Post (N = 69)  
   n (%) n (%) Test statistics
Gender Female 63(72) 53(77) x2 = 0.546, df = 1, p = 0.46
Male 25(28) 16(23)  
Scenario version CT ICU scenario 48(55) 45(65) x2 = 1.824, df = 1, p = 0.177
Gen ICU scenario 40(45) 24(35)  
Age 20 - 29 21(24) 21(30) x2 = 2.566, df = 4, p = 0.63
30 - 39 43(49) 29(42)  
40 - 49 20(23) 18(26)  
50 - 59 3(3) 1(1)  
60 - 69 1(1)   
Current unit*   [n = 76] [n = 58] x2 = 3.469, df = 2, p = 0.176
Private ICU 25(33) 17(29)  
General ICU 32(42) 18(31)  
Cardiothoracic ICU 19(25) 23(40)  
Current designation RN 56(64) 39(567) x2 = 5.331, df = 6, p = 0.502
CNS 20(23) 19(27)  
RMO 3(3) 1(1)  
Registrar/Senior Registrar 5(6)) 7(10)  
Consultant 4(4) 2(3)  
Role Nurse 76(86) 58(84) x2 = 0.164, df = 1, p = 0.69
Doctor 12(14) 11(16)  
Current employment type Full Time 64(73) 47(69) x2 = 1.154, df = 3, p = 0.76
Part Time 22(25) 20(29)  
Casual/Other 2(2) 1(1)  
Highest level of education Hospital Certificate 3(4)   x2 = 7.35, df = 8, p = 0.499
Associate Diploma/Diploma 8(9) 2(3)  
Bachelors Degree 39(44) 28(41)  
Graduate Certificate 21(24) 20(29)  
Graduate Diploma 6(7) 9(13)  
Masters Degree 8(9) 8(12)  
PhD 1(1) 1(1)  
Other 2(2) 1(1)  
Enrolled in higher degree study ^ Yes 25(29) 13(20) x2 = 1.642, df = 1, p = 0.20
Level of higher degree study enrolled in ^   [n = 25] [n = 13] x2 = 3.562, df = 4, p = 0.47
Graduate Certificate/Diploma 14(56) 6(50)  
Masters Degree by coursework 5(20) 4(33)  
PhD 2(8) 2(17)  
Other 4(16)   
  mean(SD) range mean(SD) range  
Years employed in current unit ^ 5.09(6.09) 3 weeks to 38 yrs 4.61(4.57) 1 month to 18 yrs t = 0.561, df = 151.63, p = 0.576
Years of ICU experience 7.03(6.55) 3 weeks to 38 yrs 6.58(5.70) 1 month to 21 yrs t = 0.457, df = 153.24, p = 0.649
  1. ^Missing data; Relevant denominator shown [n = x]; *Only measured for nursing staff.