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Table 3 Descriptive statistics of nursing students (n = 42)

From: Heart health whispering: A randomized, controlled pilot study to promote nursing student perspective-taking on carers’ health risk behaviors

Variable N (%)
Gender
 Female 37 (88%)
 Male 5 (12%)
Age, years (mean; range)
 Undergraduates 25.3 (19 to 35)
 Nurse Practitioner 33.0 (25 to 51)
Year in nursing program
 Undergraduates
  2nd year (end) 2 (5%)
  3rd year 7 (17%)
  4th year 11 (26%)
 Nurse Practitioners
  1st year 22 (52%)
Nursing school
 Undergraduates
  College 5 (12%)
  University 15 (36%)
 Nurse Practitioners
  University 22 (52%)
Received communication training with carers?
 Yes 22 (52%)
 No 19 (45%)
 Missing 1 (3%)
If yes, what type of communicating training? Specific courses in undergraduate program (n = 11) Non-specific courses in undergraduate program (n = 7) Home care companion / Health care Aide orientation training (n = 1) Continuing education (n = 2)
Received communication training about health risk behaviours?
 Yes 19 (45%)
 No 22 (52%)
 Missing 1 (3%)
If yes, what type of health risk communication training? Specific courses in undergraduate/graduate program (n = 9) Non-specific courses in undergraduate/graduate program (n = 6)
Are you currently a family carer?
 Yes 7 (17%)
 No 35 (83%)
Does your care recipient engage in health risk behaviors?
 Yes 4 (57%)
 No 3 (43%)
If yes, what type of health risk behaviors?a Poor dietary intake (n = 2) Alcohol, smoking, drug, illicit and prescription drug abuse, sexual exposure, lack of exercise, poor diet (n = 1) Self-harm, illicit drugs, and manic behaviours (n = 1)
Do you have any health risk behaviors you wish you could change?
 Yes 20 (48%)
 No 19 (45%)
 Missing 3 (7%)
If yes, what type of health risk behaviors?a Poor diet (n = 4) Smoking (n = 1) Poor stress coping and lack of exercise (n = 1) Poor diet, secluding self when sad or overwhelmed, cigar and marijuana smoking (n = 1) Poor diet, lack of exercise, inadequate sleep, poor stress coping (n = 1) Poor diet, lack of exercise, inadequate sleep (n = 1) Poor diet, lack of exercise, poor diet, poor stress coping, and smoking (n = 1) Not identified (n = 6)
  1. aParticipants identified multiple health-risk behaviors either for their care recipient or themselves