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Table 5 Nurses/Midwives Impact on others by nationality

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

  No effect (n, %) Little effect (n, %) Great effect (n, %)
Kenya Uganda Tanzania Kenya Uganda Tanzania Kenya Uganda Tanzania
How nurses and/or midwives present themselves to patients 0 (0.00) 1 (0.6) 10 (7.4) 16 (8.0) 18 (10.8) 45 (33.3) 183 (92.0) 148 (88.6) 80 (59.3)
Whether patients and families feel that nurses and/or midwives show compassion 7 (3.5) 4 (2.4) 6 (4.6) 54 (27.1) 61 (36.3) 69 (52.7) 138 (69.4) 103 (61.3) 56 (42.8)
How nurses and/or midwives dress and appear at work 6 (3.0) 5 (3.0) 14 (10.5) 28 (14.1) 27 (16.4) 36 (27.1) 164 (82.8) 133 (80.6) 83 (62.4)
How nurses and/or midwives are portrayed in the media 8 (4.0) 39 (23.8) 51 (38.6) 44 (22.1) 39 (23.8) 51 (38.6) 147 (73.9) 115 (70.1) 66 (50.0)
How nurse and/or midwives greet patients 4 (2.0) 7 (4.2) 12 (9.2) 27 (13.6) 23 (13.8) 42 (32.1) 167 (84.3) 137 (82.0) 77 (58.8)
Whether nurses and/or midwives keep their skills and knowledge up to date 3 (1.5) 5 (3.0) 9 (6.8) 27 (13.5) 29 (17.5) 44 (33.3) 170 (85.0) 132 (79.5) 79 (59.9)
How nurses and/or midwives behave professionally 0 (0.00) 2 (1.2) 10 (7.6) 14 (7.0) 25 (15.1) 40 (30.3) 185 (93.0) 139 (83.7) 82 (62.1)
How medical professionals interact with nurses and/or midwives 5 (2.5) 7 (4.3) 10 (7.6) 50 (25.3) 34 (20.9) 54 (41.2) 143 (72.2) 122 (74.9) 67 (51.2)