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Table 2 Characteristics of nurses (n=159)

From: Validation and psychometric evaluation of the Dutch person-centred care of older people with cognitive impairment in acute care (POPAC) scale

   Directly from hospital Via Social Media Total
Frequency Percent Frequency Percent Frequency Percent
Level of nurses Student level 0 0 1 2.2 1 0.6
Care assistant 1 0.9 1 2.2 2 1.3
Secondary vocational level 60 53.5 24 53.3 64 52.8
Bachelor level 52 46.6 8 17.8 60 37.7
Master level 1 0.9 11 24.4 12 7.6
Ward type Medical 17 14.9 17 37.8 34 21.4
Surgical 23 20.2 9 20 32 20.1
Geriatric 17 14.9 4 8.9 21 13.2
Other 57 50 15 33.3 72 45.3
  Mean SD Mean SD Mean SD
Years’ experience in working with elderly   19.7 12,7 13,7 11.15 18 12.6
Grade skills   7.1 1,5 7.2 1.1 7.2 1.8
Followed a course on dementia last year Yes 50 43.8 19 42.2 69 43.4
No 64 56.1 26 57.8 90 56.6