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Table 1 Respondents demographics

From: Development and initial validation of an instrument to measure novice nurses’ perceived ability to provide care in acute situations – PCAS

VariableValue
Participants209
Gender, n (%)
 Female175 (83,7)
 Male33 (15,8)
 Other/Don’t want to say1 (0,5)
Median age (range)26 (22–54)
Median months working experience (range)6 (1–12)
Universitiesa, n27
Experience of acute situations since graduation, n (%)
Little161 (77)
Much48 (23)
Hospitals, n33
Workplace
 Accident and emergency dep, n (%)25 (12)
 Medical, n (%)75 (36)
 Surgical, Orthopaedic, n (%)63 (30)
 Other/combination, n (%)46 (22)
  1. aUniversities nurses graduated from
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