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Table 1 Sample demographic characteristics

From: Development process and initial validation of the Ethical Conflict in Nursing Questionnaire-Critical Care Version

Variables/categories n (%) Mean ± SD
(Md/age range)
Age (For a n = 170)   38.8 ± 10.687
(36/23–61)
Sex   
  Female 170 (83.7  
  Male 30 (8.14)  
Hospital   
  Hospital 1 (Barcelona’s metropolitan area) 100 (49.3)  
  Hospital 2 (Barcelona city) 103 (50.7)  
Workplace   
  H1 1–1 CCU - Respiratory diseases principally 41 (2,20)  
  H1 2–1 CCU - NeuroTrauma diseases principally 13 (4.6)  
  H1 2–2 CCU - Wearing and semi-critical patients 18 (8.9)  
  H1 3–2 CCU - Cardiac surgery 25 (3.12)  
  H2 - CCU Respiratory diseases 15 (4.7)  
  H2 - CCU Surgery Unit 21 (3.10)  
VH2 - CCU Digestive and Hepatic diseases 17 (4.8)  
  H2 - CCU Coronary 16 (7.9)  
  H2 - CCU Cardiac surgery 15 (4.7)  
  H2- CCU Intensive vigilance 19 (4.9)  
  Dnk/Na 3 (1.4)  
Role   
  General nurse 192 (94.6)  
  Clinical supervisor 8 (3.9)  
  Head nurse 2 (1)  
  Dnk/Na 1 (0.5)  
Shift   
  Days only 62 (5.30)  
  Evenings 57 (1.28)  
  Days weekend 11 (4.5)  
  Evenings weekend 6 (3)  
  Nights (Monday shift and Tuesday shift) 64 (5.31)  
  Prefer not to answer 3 (1.5)  
Years as a nurse   
  1 - 5 38 (7.18)  
  5 - 10 36 (7.17)  
  10 - 15 31 (3.15)  
  15 - 20 32 (8.15)  
  > 20 64 (5.31)  
  Prefer not to answer 2 (1)  
Years in critical care units   
  1 - 5 50 (6.24)  
  5 - 10 41 (2.20)  
  10 - 15 31 (3.15)  
  15 - 20 38 (7.18)  
  > 20 39 (2.19)  
  Prefer not to answer 4 (2)  
Postgraduate training in critical care units   
  Yes 140 (69)  
  No 60 (5.29)  
  Prefer not to answer 3 (1.5)  
  1. Definition of abbreviation: CCU, Critical Care Unit; H1, Hospital 1; H2, Hospital 2.
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