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Table 3 Association between overall missed nursing care and staffing adequacy, workload, and intention to leave

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

Characteristic Total (n = 553) Overall MNC
Mean ± SD
Test of Sig.* p
No. %
No. of working hours/week     0.69 0.48
 ≥ 30 h 492 89.0 2.17 ± 0.99
 < 30 h 61 11.0 2.26 ± 0.96
No. of patients cared for/last shift     17.49* 0.00
 0-5 213 38.5 1.97
 6-10 100 18.1 2.26
 > 10 240 43.4 2.49
Mean ± SD 11.94 ± 11.30    
No. of patient admissions/last shift     4.32* 0.01
 0-5 468 84.6 2.20
 6-10 78 14.1 2.54
 > 10 7 1.3 2.45
Mean ± SD 3.17 ± 2.74    
No. of patient discharges/last shift     2.27 0.10
 0-5 495 89.5 2.27
 6-10 49 8.9 2.23
 > 10 9 1.6 1.58
Mean ± SD 2.50 ± 2.81    
Perceived staffing adequacy     7.88* 0.00
 100% of the time 47 8.5 2.27 ± 1.00
 75% of the time 130 23.5 2.04 ± 0.81
 50% of the time 158 28.6 2.07 ± 0.80
 25% of the time 129 23.3 2.41 ± 1.10
 0% of the time 89 16.1 2.64 ± 1.03
Work retention plan     1.65 0.09
 Plan to leave work within 6 months 137 24.8 2.38 ± 1.15
 No plan to leave work within 6 months 416 75.2 2.21 ± 0.88
  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)