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Table 1 Sociodemographic characteristics of the samples

From: Measuring knowledge of Alzheimer’s: development and psychometric testing of the UJA Alzheimer’s Care Scale

Variables Nursing home staff
N = 361
Frequency (%)
Nursing students
N = 297
Frequency (%)
Age (Mean [SD]) 37.71 [1.26] 21.82 [4.62]
Gender
 Female 342 (94.7%) 237 (79.8%)
 Male 19 (5.3%) 57 (19.4%)
Professional category
 Registered Nurses 69 (19.1%)  
 Assistant Nurses 242 (67.0%)  
 Eldercare workers 50 (13.9%)  
Years of experience
  < 5 136 (37.8%)  
 5–15 175 (48.6%)  
  > 15 49 (13.6%)  
Have attended training courses on AD
 Yes 288 (79.8%)  
 No 72 (19.9%)  
Year on nursing degree
 2nd   119 (40.2%)
 3th   84 (28.3%)
 4th   93 (31.3%)
Experience caring for a family member with AD
 Yes   98 (33.0%)
 No   199 (67.0%)
  1. AD Alzheimer’s disease, CPG clinical practice guideline