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Table 1 Summary of 11 dimensions of the context of acute care nursing.

From: Measuring the context of care in an Australian acute care hospital: a nurse survey

Dimensions of context Range Control Intervention   
   mean SD mean SD Treatment effect (P) Ward effect (P)
1. Leadership 1-5 3.8 0.8 3.7 0.8 0.75 0.002
2. Culture 1-5 3.9 0.6 3.8 0.6 0.48 0.001
3. Feedback processes 1-5 3.4 0.8 3.1 0.9 0.14 0.000
4. Information sharing interaction 0-7 2.7 1.9 2.6 1.8 0.74 0.22
5. Information sharing activities 0-5 2.3 1.6 2.1 1.4 0.62 0.05
6. Information sharing social processes 1-5 4.0 0.6 4.0 0.5 0.59 0.06
7. Structural and electronic resources 0-11 3.9 2.8 3.2 2.6 0.07 0.78
8. Organisation slack - Human resources 1-5 3.1 1.1 2.8 1.0 0.36 0.000
9. Organisation slack - Space 1-5 2.7 1.0 2.6 1.0 0.43 0.000
10. Organisation slack - Time 1-5 3.0 0.6 2.9 0.6 0.44 0.000
11. Organisational slack 3-15 8.8 2.1 8.3 2.0 0.25 0.000
  1. Means and standard deviations are presented for control and intervention wards. For all dimensions, the number of valid responses varied from 94 to 96 (control) and 119 to 128 (intervention). Dimensions in bold are calculated as mean values, those in normal font as the sum of dichotomised (0 or 1) items.