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Table 4 Nurses/Midwives Impact on Others by gender

From: Professional image of nursing and midwifery in East Africa: an exploratory analysis

  No effect (n, %) Little effect (n, %) Great effect (n, %)
Male Female Total Male Female Total Male Female Total
How nurses and/or midwives present themselves to patients 2 (1.1) 9 (2.9) 11 (2.2) 39 (20.6) 40 (12.8) 79 (15.8) 148 (78.3) 263 (84.3) 411 (82.0)
Whether patients and families feel that nurses and/or midwives show compassion 5 (2.7) 12 (3.9) 17 (3.4) 61 (32.6) 123 (39.6) 184 (37.0) 121 (64.7) 176 (56.6) 297 (59.6)
How nurses and/or midwives dress and appear at work 8 (4.3) 17 (5.5) 25 (5.0) 39 (20.7) 52 (16.9) 91 (18.4) 141 (75.0) 239 (77.6) 380 (76.7)
How nurses and/or midwives are portrayed in the media 16 (8.5) 17 (5.5) 33 (6.7) 58 (30.9) 76 (24.8) 134 (27.1) 114 (60.6) 214 (69.7) 328 (66.3)
How nurse and/or midwives greet patients 7 (3.8) 16 (5.1) 23 (4.6) 35 (18.9) 57 (18.3) 92 (18.6) 143 (77.3) 238 (76.5) 381 (76.8)
Whether nurses and/or midwives keep their skills and knowledge up to date 7 (3.8) 10 (3.2) 17 (3.4) 48 (25.8) 52 (16.7) 100 (20.1) 131 (70.4) 250 (80.1) 381 (76.5)
How nurses and/or midwives behave professionally 3 (1.6) 9 (2.9) 12 (2.4) 32 (17.3) 47 (15.1) 79 (15.9) 150 (81.1) 256 (82.1) 406 (81.7)
How medical professionals interact with nurses and/or midwives 10 (5.5) 12 (3.9) 22 (4.5) 50 (27.3) 88 (28.5) 138 (28.1) 123 (67.2) 209 (67.6) 332 (67.5)