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Table 2 Description of the variables in the models--means (standard deviations)

From: Healthcare professionals' intentions to use clinical guidelines: a survey using the theory of planned behaviour

Variable Overall model Physicians model Nurses model Others model
  (n = 638) (n = 123) (n = 436) (n = 79)
Theory of planned behaviour variables
Intention (1 item), scale: 1-7a 5.3 (1.3) 5.5 (1.2) 5.3 (1.3) 5.0 (1.3)
Attitude (3 items), scale: 1-7a 5.4 (1.2) 5.2 (1.3) 5.4 (1.2) 5.4 (1.2)
Subjective norm (3 items), scale: 1-7a 5.4 (1.0) 5.4 (1.0) 5.4 (1.1) 5.4 (1.0)
Perceived behaviour control (6 items), scale: 1-7a 4.4 (0.8) 4.5 (0.8) 4.3 (0.9) 4.4 (0.8)
Individual-level variables for the respondents
Gender (male = 0, female = 1) 0.9 (0.3) 0.6 (0.5) 0.9 (0.2) 0.9 (0.2)
Age 44.4 (8.4) 45.8 (8.9) 43.9 (8.3) 45.2 (7.7)
Nurse_d (nurse = 1, physician or other professional = 0) 0.7 (0.5) - - -
Physician_d (physician = 1, nurse or other professional = 0) 0.2 (0.4) - - -
Organisation-level variables for the respondents
Primary care (primary care = 1, secondary care = 0) 0.6 (0.5) 0.5 (0.5) 0.6 (0.5) 0.7 (0.5)
KL (KL = 1, others = 0)b 0.5 (0.5) 0.4 (0.5) 0.5 (0.5) 0.5 (0.5)
NS (NS = 1, others = 0)b 0.4 (0.5) 0.5 (0.5) 0.4 (0.5) 0.4 (0.5)
  1. a Higher score = more positive view.
  2. b Kymenlaakso (KL) and Northern-Savo (NS) hospital districts, as dummy variables, with the Central-Finland hospital district (CF) as a reference group in the regression models.