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Table 1 Demographic and background characteristics of nurses in cardiac care units

From: Iranian nurses’ perspective of barriers to sexual counseling for patients with myocardial infarction

Variable M SD
Gender Female 154 91.1
Male 15 8.9
Marital status Single 25 15.1
Married 143 84.9
Level of education BSc 155 91.7
MSc 14 8.3
Position Nurse 154 91.1
Head nurse 15 8.9
Ward CCUs 125 74
Cardiac ward 22 13
Cardiac surgery 18 10.7
Pass specialized training and retraining Yes 1 0.6
No 168 99.4
The courses spent about sexual counseling patients High 1 0.6
Average 10 5.9
Low 51 30.2
Very low 107 63.3
The internship spent about sex advice High 1 0.6
Medium 5 3
Low 40 23.7
Very low 123 72.7
Variable M SD
Age 36.12 8.06
Work experience 12.12 7.57
Experience in cardiac surgery 8.36 7.18