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Table 2 Comparisons between self-estimated and self-reported proportions of time spent on work tasks

From: Time utilization and perceived psychosocial work environment among staff in Swedish primary care settings

   Direct patient-related work tasks   Indirect patient-related work tasks   Other work tasks
   Self-assessed Self-reported     Self-assessed Self-reported     Self-assessed Self-reported   
Professions n % % CI for difference in mean p n % % CI for difference in mean p n % % CI for difference in mean p
Registered nurse 120 54.5 42.2 9.5–15.2 < 0.001 119 27.6 27.2 −2.1-2.8 0.750 120 18.7 30.9 14.4–9.9 < 0.001
Physician 52 42.9 34.4 4.7–12.3 < 0.001 52 35.7 32.3 0.3–6.4 0.031 52 21.3 33.3 17.1–6.9 < 0.001
Care administrator 49 22.8 20.3 −1.7–6.6 0.238 56 57.9 44.8 7.3–18.8 < 0.001 57 21.3 38.5 22.6–11.8 < 0.001
Nurse assistant 33 53.5 40.2 7.3–19.3 < 0.001 33 22.5 18.5 −0.7-8.7 0.092 33 22.6 41.4 22.8–14.8 < 0.001
Allied professionals 31 58.0 40.5 11.0–24.1 < 0.001 31 22.4 27.0 −8.6-0.6 0.025 31 16.8 32.5 21.1–10.3 < 0.001
Overall 285 47.2 36.6 8.7–12.5 < 0.001 291 33.7 30.5 1.4–5.0 < 0.001 293 19.9 34.2 16.0–12.4 < 0.001
  1. Paired t-test