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Table 2 Association between overall missed nursing care and demographic and work characteristics

From: Missed nursing care, non-nursing tasks, staffing adequacy, and job satisfaction among nurses in a teaching hospital in Egypt

Characteristic Overall MNC
Mean ± SD
Test of Sig.* p
Sex   1.15 0.24
 Male 2.45 ± 0.84
 Female 2.24 ± 0.84
Age group (years)   1.70 0.14
 < 20 2.30 ± 0.88
 20 to < 30 2.25 ± 0.88
 30 to < 40 2.12 ± 0.86
 40 to < 50 2.27 ± 0.99
 ≥ 50 2.43 ± 1.11
Unit   14.31* 0.000
 Medical unit 2.48 ± 0.77
 Surgical unit 2.30 ± 0.87
 ICU 1.91 ± 1.06
Professional qualification (highest degree)   1.42 0.22
 Nursing diploma (high school equivalent) 2.29 ± 0.94
 Nursing technician diploma 2.29 ± 1.19
 BSN (bachelor’s degree) 2.04 ± 0.75
 Postgraduate diploma 1.94 ± 0.78
 Master’s degree or more 2.70
Job title   1.22 0.30
 Head nurse (head of unit) 1.98 ± 0.90
 Nurse supervisor (BSN) 2.14 ± 0.78
 Nurse technician 2.29 ± 1.19
 Practical nurse (high school equivalent) 2.28 ±0.93
Shift worked   1.80 0.14
 Morning 2.32 ± 1.05
 Evenings 2.26 ± 0.92
 Nights 1.94 ± 0.65
 Rotates 2.20 ± 0.87
  1. *P value < 0.05
  2. (T test was used for comparison of means between two groups and one-way ANOVA for comparison of means of more than two groups)