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Table 3 Results of univariate analysis (n = 279)

From: The physician-nurse collaboration in truth disclosure: from nurses’ perspective

Variables Mean (SD) T/F value p
Age   7.056 < 0.001
  ≤ 25 4.17 (0.66)   
 26–35 4.15 (0.71)   
 36–45 3.74 (0.72)   
  ≥ 46 3.95 (0.53)   
Sex   0.038 0.846
 Male 3.93 (0.83)   
 Female 3.99 (0.71)   
Education   0.956 0.386
 Associate’s degree 4.07 (0.74)   
 Bachelor’s degree 3.97 (0.71)   
 Master’s degree 3.78 (0.73)   
Hospital type   2.319 0.129
 Tertiary hospital 4.02 ± 0.71   
 Secondary hospital 3.85 ± 0.71   
Clinical experience   4.161 0.003
  ≤ 5 4.22 (0.68)   
 6–10 4.12 (0.74)   
 11–15 4.01 (0.64)   
 16–20 3.74 (0.80)   
  ≥ 21 3.83 (0.64)   
Seniority   12.706 < 0.001
 Primary title 4.29 (0.63)   
 Intermediate title 3.82 (0.73)   
 Senior title 3.90 (0.67)   
Frequency of truth telling   4.329 0.005
 Seldom 3.77 (0.80)   
 Sometimes 3.92 (0.60)   
 Often 4.05 (0.73)   
 Always 4.27 (0.78)