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Table 4 Knowledge - association between high medication knowledge, totally and for each discipline, and the participants’ background characteristics

From: Differences in medication knowledge and risk of errors between graduating nursing students and working registered nurses: comparative study

  Total Pharmacology Drug management Drug dose calculations
  B (95% CI) P-value B (95% CI) P-value B (95% CI) P-value B (95% CI) P-value
Study group (student - > nurse) 8.05 (5.86:10.24) <0.001 5.32 (2.22:6.41) 0.001 10.87 (7.32:14.42) <0.001 5.87 (1.58:10.16) 0.007
Age (years) -0.02 (-0.11:0.07) 0.69 -0.09 (-0.22:0.03) 0.15 0.08 (-0.05:0.22) 0.22 -0.04 (-0.20:0.11) 0.59
Gender (men- > women) - 2.76 (-5.25:-0.28) 0.03 -0.57 (-4.08:2.95) 0.75 -1.68 (-.39:2.04) 0.38 -5.79 (-10.06:-1.51) 0.008
Childhood outside Norway -3.53 (-6.64:-0.42) 0.03 -5.39 (9.79:-0.98) 0.02 -1.40 (-6.05:3.24) 0.55 -4.86 (-10.24:0.53) 0.08
Maths beyond 1 year USS1) 0.48 (-1.04:2.01) 0.53 -1.40 (-3.56:0.76) 0.43 0.80 (-0.48:3.08) 0.49 2.00(-0.61:4.62) 0.13
Other education prior to nurse -0.10 (-1.64:1.43) 0.90 0.88 (-1.30:3.05) 0.20 0.50 (-1.80:2.80) 0.67 -1.88(-4.52:0.77) 0.16
Part time job *)   *)   *)   *)  
Sense of coping2) - 0.16 (-3.18:2.86) 0.92 2.84 (-1.43:7.11) 0.19 0.09 (-4.43:4.60) 0.97 -3.13 (-8.32:2.05) 0.24
Sense of wellbeing/self esteem2) -0.82 (-3.61:1.96) 0.56 -2.24 (-6.18:1.71) 0.27 -1.13 (-5.29:3.04) 0.60 1.11(-3.67:5.89) 0.65
Frequency of medication tasks3) *)   *)      
Dispensing      *)    
Distribution      -1.30(-2.79:0.18) 0.09 - -
Drug dose calculations      - - 2.59 (1.07:4.11) 0.001
R-square change 0.20   0.05   0.18   0.15  
  1. Standard linear regression.
  2. *)Omitted; correlation with study group >0.7 [19].
  3. 1)Upper secondary school.
  4. 2)General Health Questionnaire (GHQ) score 0-3, 0 = better than usual, 1 = as usual, 2 = worse than usual, 3 = much worse than usual.
  5. 3)Frequency: 0 = less than monthly, 1 = monthly, 2 = Weekly, 3 = every working day.