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Table 1 Demographic, professional and education characteristics (n = 921)

From: Participation of nurses and allied health professionals in research activities: a survey in an academic tertiary pediatric hospital

  n %
Gender
 Females 756 82.0
 Males 165 18.0
Age in years
 22–29 212 23.0
 30–39 258 28.1
 40–49 178 19.3
 ≥ 50 273 29.6
Professional qualification
 Registered nurse 376 40.8
 Registered paediatric nurse 391 42.5
 Allied Health Professional 154 16.7
 Professional role
 Staff 806 87.5
 Manager 79 8.5
 Clinical expert 15 1.7
 Fellow 15 1.7
 Other 6 0.6
Work experience in hospital (years)
 ≤ 4 235 25.5
 5–9 153 16.6
 10–19 222 24.1
 20–29 97 10.5
 ≥ 30 214 23.2
Hospital employee
 Yes 774 84.0
Hospital center
 Main building 616 66.9
 Research laboratories and outpatients 82 8.9
 Sub-intensive neurorehabilitation, specialist medical and surgical 197 21.4
 Neurorehabilitation 25 2.7
 Branch in another region 1 0.1
Previous work outside hospital
 Yes 354 38.4
Education level
 Regional Diploma (RD) 245 26.6
 University Diploma (UD) 48 5.2
 Bachelor’s Degree (BD) 537 58.3
 RD + UD/BD 54 5.9
 UD + BD 37 4.0
Education for manager roles (n = 176)
 Regional qualifying course for manager roles 49 5.3
 Master in Management 127 13.8
Education for executive roles (n = 130)
 Master of Science in Nursing 110 11.9
 Director of Nursing Services 10 1.1
 Both 10 1.1
Postgraduate clinical education (n = 462)
 Mastera 247 26.8
 Advanced Masterb 8 0.87
 Specialization course 124 13.7
 University improvement courses 78 8.47
 PhD (or PhD student) 5 0.5
Participation in hospital research group (n = 850) 136 16
Participation in at least one specific course about research in hospital (n = 850) 113 13.3
Participation in other courses on research outside the hospital (n = 850) 46 5.41
  1. aA Post-graduate Diploma (after a Bachelor’s Degree)
  2. bA Post-graduate Diploma (after a Master’s Degree)