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Table 2 Descriptive statistics on dependent and independent variables (n = 987)

From: Factors associated with evidence-based practice among registered nurses in Sweden: a national cross-sectional study

Variables Response categories n %
Dependent variables   
Formulate questions High extent 183 19
Search databases High extent 190 19
Search other sources High extent 545 56
Compile information High extent 297 31
Implement knowledge High extent 296 30
Evaluate practice High extent 336 34
Independent variables    
Individual factors    
Sex Men 108 11
  Women 874 89
Age Born 1972 or earlier 430 44
  Born 1973 or later 554 56
Previous nurse aide training Yes 462 47
  No 516 53
Further study after nursing degree Have studied/Study now 130 13
  No 845 87
EBP capability High 619 63
  Low 360 37
Organizational factors   
Present form of employment Permanent 566 57
  Temporary 421 43
Clinical setting Hospital 723 74
  Primary care 42 4
  Care of older people 118 12
  Psychiatric care 101 10
Full or part time Full time 668 68
  Part time 312 32
Work shifts (Three shifts) Daytime 114 12
  Day and evening shifts (no nights) 466 48
  Three shifts (incl nights) 395 40
Work overtime Several times per week 204 21
  About once a week or less often 728 79
Enough staff compared to patients’ need for care Yes 385 39
  No 598 61
Collective efficacy High 492 50
  Low 490 50
Role clarity High 713 73
  Low 269 27
Leadership High 287 29
  Low 695 71
Work demands High 307 31
  Low 675 69
Control High 77 8
  Low 904 92
Disengagement High 140 14
  Low 841 86
Exhaustion High 461 47
  Low 520 53