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Table 2 Descriptive statistics: independent and dependent variables (n = 125)

From: Rationing of nursing care interventions and its association with nurse-reported outcomes in the neonatal intensive care unit: a cross-sectional survey

Independent variables Mean ± SD
 Care Rationing (NEWRI)a
  Life support and technology-oriented nursing care 1 · 53 ± 0 · 57
  Patient surveillance 1 · 67 ± 0 · 69
  Parental teaching, support, and infant comfort care 2 · 20 ± 0 · 59
  Discharge preparation 2 · 33 ± 0 · 59
Dependent variables
 Readiness for hospital discharge (RHDS)b – overall score 6 · 81 ± 0 · 93
 Neonatal pain controlc 2 · 91 ± 1 · 06
  1. Abbreviations: NEWRI Neonatal Extent of Work Rationing Instrument, RHDS Readiness for Hospital Discharge Scale – Nurse Form, SD standard deviation
  2. aScores on the NEWRI’s subscales range from 1 (very rarely) to 4 (very often); bScores on the RHDS – Nurse Form range from 0 (not ready) to 11 (totally ready); cNeonatal pain control was measured using a single-item scale asking nurses to rate their overall perception that neonatal pain was well managed on their unit over the past month. This scale ranged from 0 (strongly agree) to 5 (strongly disagree)