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Table 5 High risk of error - association between the number of incorrect answers which the participants were certain were correct, totally and for each discipline, and the participants’ background characteristics and knowledge

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) 0.80 (-0.19: 1.79) 0.11 0.14 (-0.17: 0.46) 0.37 0.28 (-0.40: 0.97) 0.41 0.07 (-0.32: 0.47) 0.71
Age (years) 0.005 (-0.03: 0.04) 0.79 <-0.01(-0.02:0.01) 0.42 0.01 (-0.01: 0.04) 0.34 <0.01 (-0.01: 0.02) 0.44
Gender (men- > women) -0.99 (-2.06: 0.08) 0.07 -0.35 (-0.71:0.001) 0.05 -0.42 (-1.11: 0.27) 0.23 -0.12 (-0.51: 0.27) 0.55
Childhood outside Norway 1.87 (0.53: 3.20) 0.006 0.46 ( 0.01: 0.90) 0.04 1.11 ( 0.26: 1.96) 0.01 0.33 (-0.16: 0.82) 0.18
Maths beyond 1 year USS1) -0.47 (-1.12: 0.19) 0.16 -0.19 (-0.41: 0.03) 0.09 -0.24 (-0.66: 0.18) 0.26 -0.03 (-0.26: 0.21) 0.83
Other education prior to nurse 0.31 (-0.35:0.97) 0.35 0.15 (-0.07: 0.37) 0.19 <0.01 (-0.43:0.42) 0.98 0.16 (-0.08: 0.41) 0.18
Part time job *)   *)   *)   *)  
Sense of coping3) -1.66 (-2.98:-0.33) 0.01 -0.36 (-0.80: 0.08) 0.11 -1.14 (-1.99:-0.29) 0.01 -0.07 (-0.55: 0.42) 0.78
Sense of wellbeing/self esteem2) 0.59 (-0.61: 1.80) 0.33 0.23 (-0.17: 0.63) 0.25 0.32 (-0.46: 0.10) 0.42 0.01 (-0.45: 0.43) 0.96
Knowledge - total -0.15 (-0.19:-0.11) <0.001 -   - - - -
Pharmacology -   -0.03 (-0.04:-0.02) <0.001 - - - -
Drug management -   -   -0.07 (-0.09:-0.06) <0.001 - -
Drug dose calculations -   -   - - -0.03 (-0.04:-0.03) <0.001
Frequency of medication tasks3) *)   *)   - - - -
Dispensing      *)   - -
Distribution      0.12 (-0.16: 0.39) 0.41 - -
Drug dose calculations      - - 0.15 (0.02:0.29) 0.03
R square change 0.15   0.13   0.17   0.14  
  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.