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Table 3 Knowledge in relation with opinions and preferences

From: Hospital nurses’ knowledge regarding older patients: a multicenter study

  Which target group would you prefer to work with?
0-18 (n = 164) 19-69(n = 1294) 70 + (n = 209)
What do you think of an increase in the number of older people? (Scale 1-10)a(n = 1606) Mean 5.70***
(SD 2.40)
n = 155
Mean 5.65***
(SD 2.32)
n = 1254
Mean 4.82***
(SD 2.77)
n = 197
Do you find it difficult to take care for older patients? (Scale 1-10)b(n = 1646) Mean 3.65*
(SD 2.12)
n = 162
Mean 3.65**
(SD 1.98)
n = 1282
Mean 2.70
(SD 2.05)
n = 209
KOP-Q score 24.95**
(SD 2.50)
n = 164
25.10***
(SD 2.35)
n = 1294
25.59***
(SD 2.34)
n = 209
  1. * = correlation 0.10 significant, ** = correlation 0.05 significant, *** = correlation 0.01 significant. aNurses were asked how they feel about the increase of older patients in the hospital (indicated on a scale from 1 (no problem et al) to 10 (a big problem)). bNurses were asked whether they find it difficult to care for older patients (indicated on a scale from 0 (very easy) to 10 (very difficult))