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Table 4 Differences in nursing competence between groups

From: Nursing competence in municipal in-patient acute care in Norway: a cross-sectional study

  Ratio of RNs in staff Shifts with one RN on duty Nightshifts with one RN on duty Dayshifts with one RN on duty
Comparation between groups r Adj. p value r Adj. p value r Adj. p value r Adj. p value
Institutional locations
 Nursing homes- Others 0.31 < 0.001 0.22 0.028 0.19 0.102   na
 Nursing homes- HH/LMCs 0.39 <  0.001 0.37 < 0.001 0.29 0.001   na
 Nursing homes- OMS 0.43 <  0.001 0.33 < 0.001 0.31 < 0.001   na
 Others- HH/LMCs 0.09 1.0 0.19 1.0 0.13 1.00   na
 Others- OMS 0.26 1.0 0.22 1.0 0.24 1.00   na
 HH/LMCs- OMS 0.17 1.0 0.03 1.0 0.11 1.00   na
Organisation categories
 Short-term care units -Separate MipAC units 0.27 0.017 0.21 0.094 0.14 0.5   na
 Long-term care units -Short-term care unites 0.43 <  0.001 0.44 < 0.001 0.31 < 0.001   na
 Long-term care units -Separate MipAC units 0.56 <  0.001 0.52 < 0.001 0.37 < 0.001   na
Geographical region
 Central Norway-Southern-Eastern Norway 0.26 0.022   na   na   na
 Central Norway-Western Norway 0.34 0.020   na   na   na
 Northern Norway -Southern-Eastern Norway 0.26 0.017   na   na   na
 Northern Norway-Western Norway 0.31 0.019   na   na   na
 Central Norway-Northern Norway 0.02 1.000   na   na   na
 Southern-Eastern Norway-Western-Norway 0.06 1.000   na   na   na
  r p-value r p-value r p-value r p-value
Not intermunicipal MipAC- Intermunicipal MipAC 0.45 <  0.001   na 0.32 <  0.001 0.20 0.005
Less than two MipAC beds or more 0.51 <  0.001 0.34 < 0.001   na 0.28 < 0.001
  1. Not applicable = na, due to heterogeneity of variance as described in Field (2009). Comparing evening shifts between the group categories was not applicable. A large effect is proposed to be r ≥ 0.5, a medium effect r = 0.3–0.5, and a small effect r ≥ 0.1 (Fritz et al. 2012)