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Table 1 Sample characteristics. Demographic data on staff members who participated

From: Psychometric properties of an instrument measuring communication within and between the professional groups licensed practical nurses and registered nurses in anaesthetic clinics

ProfessionRNAICU nurseTheatre nurseRNLPN
Total numbers of participants, n406928454
Sex male/female, n14/165/643/250/40/54
Age
 Md (Q1-Q3)46 (40–54)50 (40–57)50 (39–52)44 (34–57)52 (44–55)
 Mean (SD)47 (9)48 (10)47 (7)45 (12)50 (9)
Years worked at the clinic
 Md (Q1-Q3)11 (3–22)13 (4–24)12 (4–27)8 (2–18)14 (4–27)
 Mean (SD)13 (10)15 (11)15 (11)9 (8)16 (11)
Years worked in the profession
 Md (Q1-Q3)10 (3–18)14 (9–24)25 (8–28)11 (9–18)25 (17–31)
 Mean (SD)12 (10)16 (11)20 (11)13 (5)23 (11)
Overall years worked in healthcare
 Md (Q1-Q3)26 (16–34)29 (19–35)28 (20–33)21 (9–38)31 (22–35)
 Mean (SD)25 (10)26 (11)25 (9)23 (16)31 (10)
  1. Md Median, Q Quartiles, SD Standard deviation, n numbers, RNA Nurse anaesthetist, ICU nurse Specialist nurse in intensive care, RN Registered nurse, LPN Licensed Practical Nurse