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Table 1 Demographic and work related characteristics of participants (N = 159)

From: Predictors of patient safety activities among registered nurses and nurse aides in long-term care facilities: cross-sectional study

Characteristicsf Categories n (%) M ± SD (range)
Occupation Nurse aides (NAs) 71 (44.7)  
Registered nurse (RNs) 88 (55.3)
Sex Men 2 ( 1.3)  
Women 157 (98.7)
Age (years)  < 40 18 (11.3) 50.92 ± 8.47 (25.00–69.00)
40–49 40 (25.2)
50–59 79 (49.7)
60 ≤  22 (13.8)
Marital status Single 86 (54.1)  
Married 73 (45.9)
Education level High school 40 (25.8)  
Diploma/associate 50 (31.4)
Bachelor 52 (32.7)
Graduate 16 (10.1)
Working experience at current facility (years)  < 1 51 (32.1) 51.91 ± 56.79 (0.25–25.67)
1–4 55 (34.6)
5–9 32 (20.1)
10 ≤  21 (13.2)
Work shift type 2 shifts 21 (13.2)  
3 shifts 68 (42.8)
Fixed day shift 44 (27.7)
Others 26 (16.3)
Experiences of reporting safety incident in a year No 43 (27.0)  
Yes 116 (73.0)
Reported a safety incident in a year a Medication error 25 (15.7)  
Infection 20 (12.6)
Fall 109 (68.6)
Pressure ulcer 60 (37.7)
Burn 13 ( 8.2)
Others 3 ( 1.9)
Safety incident prevention education in a year No 10 ( 6.3)  
Yes 149 (93.7)
Facility admission capacity (beds)  < 100 47 (29.5) 151.69 ± 74.23 (25.00–296.00)
100–199 64 (40.3)
200 ≤  48 (30.2)
Mean number of residents assigned per a nursing staff (person)  < 50 78 (49.1)  
50–99 46 (28.9) 75.54 ± 63.57 (10.00–296.00)
100 ≤  35 (22.0)
Facility evaluation rating A 119 (74.8)  
B 20 (12.6)
C 20 (12.6)
Ownership Public 53 (33.3)  
Foundation 54 (34.0)
Private 52 (32.7)
Proportion of RN (%)b  < 25 22 (13.8)  
25–49 33 (20.8)
50–74 75 (47.2)
75 ≤  29 (18.2)
  1. From: Predictors of Patient Safety Activities among Registered Nurses and Nurse Aides in Long-term Care Facilities
  2. M Mean, SD Standard deviation
  3. a multiple responses. b Proportion of RNs = RNs/(RNs + NAs) × 100