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Table 4 Spearman rank-order correlations between overall missed nursing care and non-nursing tasks

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

Non-nursing task Total (n = 553)
Mean (SD)a
Overall MNC
Delivering and retrieving food trays 0.79 (0.81) −0.133*
Performing non-nursing care 1.14 (0.70) −0.017
Arranging discharge referrals and transportation (including long-term care) 1.43 (0.68) −0.077
Routine phlebotomy/blood draw for tests 1.72 (0.53) −0.041
Transporting patients within hospital 1.36 (0.65) −0.085*
Cleaning patient rooms and equipment 1.45 (0.68) −0.259**
Filling in for non-nursing services and available on off hours 0.96 (0.78) 0.027
Obtaining supplies or equipment 1.53 (0.63) −0.085*
Answering phones, clerical duties 0.79 (0.81) 0.056
  1. *Spearman correlation coefficient P value < 0.05
  2. ** Spearman Correlation Coefficient P value < 0.01
  3. aScores (0-2)