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Table 1 Background characteristics of both patients and nurses

From: A qualitative assessment of perceived barriers to effective therapeutic communication among nurses and patients

Variable Frequency Percentage
NURSES   
Sex
 Male 4 67
 Female 2 33
Age
 20–30 3 50
 31–40 2 33
 40 and above 1 17
Marital Status
 Married 4 67
 Single 2 33
Educational Level
 Diploma 1 17
 Degree 5 83
Duration of service (years)
 1–3 4 67
 3 and above 2 33
PATIENTS
 Sex
 Male 4 57
 Female 3 43
Age
 20–30 4 57
 31–40 2 29
 41 and above 1 14
Marital Status
 Married 3 43
 Single 4 57
Educational Level
 Primary 1 14
 S.H.S 2 29
 Tertiary 4 57