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Table 5 Mean level of competence in nursing staff groups (ANOVA)

From: Sufficient competence in community elderly care? Results from a competence measurement of nursing staff

  RNs ANs Assistants Maxa p   RNs ANs Assistants Maxa p
Palliative care 26.57 23.14 15.92 32 .000 Body mechanics 14.68 15.21 13.86 20 .000
Acute help 3.47 2.35 1.98 5 .000 Simple procedures 4.27 4.41 3.54 8 .000
Wound care 27.09 27.11 22.64 32 .000 Make oneself understood 7.48 7.37 7.50 8 .442
Nursing measures 6.61 7.31 6.62 16 .002 Electronic communication 2.66 1.99 1.96 8 .000
Def. in sight and hearing 13.05 13.44 12.19 16 .000 Patient assessment 13.46 13.17 9.09 16 .000
Fall prevention 1.16 1.21 1.25 3 .871 Skills sum variable 101.01 89.72 72.82 176 .000
Diabetes treatment 2.75 2.31 1.24 3 .000 Coop./physician & next-of-kin 20.95 18.69 17.35 26 .000
Medication calculation 1.90 0.36 0.28 2 .000 Not reach co-workers 8.79 9.31 8.45 24 .238
Involving physician 3.91 2.69 2.31 5 .000 Coop./ANs & assistants 15.29 16.42 16.90 18 .000
Health promotion 10.09 9.91 9.01 12 .000 Coop./documentation 9.44 10.20 11.14 12 .000
New palliative measures 6.84 4.27 2.74 12 .000 Coop./leader 10.80 10.69 10.98 13 .628
Knowledge sum variable 103.39 93.90 75.88 138 .000 Coop./RNs 8.76 8.77 8.53 9 .039
Patient observations 10.79 9.74 6.78 16 .000 Communication 11.39 11.39 10.95 12 .015
Advanced procedures 21.03 13.87 12.91 60 .000 Attitudes towards elderly 10.64 10.58 10.05 12 .006
Nursing documentation 8.38 6.24 4.08 16 .000 Personal attributes sum variable 95.96 96.09 93.17 126 .056
Treatment 18.20 17.44 11.37 24 .000 Total competence sum variable 283.33 247.68 198.83 440 .000
  1. aMaximum score. Knowledge sum variable: F = 114.32, df = 2, p = .000, Skills sum variable: F = 85.94, df = 2, p = .000, Personal attributes sum variable: F = 2.9, df = 2, p = .056, Total competence sum variable: F = 58.61, df = 3, p = .000