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Table 1 Descriptive statistics of study variables

From: The association between nurses’ burnout and objective care quality indicators: a cross-sectional survey in long-term care wards

  Median [IQR],
Mean ± SD,
or n (%)
1. Study settings-related data (n = 196)
 Hospital size (number of beds) 150 [102.3–199]
 Ward size (number of beds) 48 [40–53]
 Average frequency of night shifts per month 5 [4–6]
 Average overtime hours per day .5 [.0–1.0]
 Rate of full-time staff per bed .49 ± .13
 Rate of part-time staff per bed .07 [.02–.15]
 Proportion of patients with ADL level 1 .11 [.03–.23]
 Proportion of patients with ADL level 2 .23 [.14–.33]
 Proportion of patients with ADL level 3 .60 [.43–.79]
 Care quality indicators
  Rates of patients with pneumonia .03 [.0–.06]
  Rates of patients with pressure ulcer .05 [.02–.10]
  Rates of patients with urinary catheter .17 [.11–.27]
  Rates of patients with tube feeding .36 [.22–.54]
2. Nurse managers-related data (n = 196)
 Managers’ gender
  Female 190 (96.9%)
  Male 5 (2.6%)
 Managers’ age (in years) 51.85 ± 7.17
 Managers’ years of nursing experience 30 [22–33]
3. Staff nurses-related data (n = 2473)
 Staff nurses’ gender
  Female 2335 (94.4%)
  Male 135 (5.5%)
 Staff nurses’ age (in years) 44.14 ± 10.87
 Staff nurses’ years of nursing experience 18.03 ± 10.99
 In-service education in the last three months
  Number of seminars inside the hospital 2.59 ± 2.23
  Number of seminars outside the hospital .77 ± 1.36
 Burnout scores
  Emotional exhaustion 15.67 ± 4.80
  Depersonalization 12.36 ± 4.83
  Reduced personal accomplishment 22.63 ± 3.93
  1. IQR Inter-quartile range, SD Standard deviation, ADL Activity of daily living
  2. Percentages may not add to 100% due to missing values