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Table 1 Awareness of evidence-based practice (EBP)

From: Implementation of evidence-based practice across medical, nursing, pharmacological and allied healthcare professionals: a questionnaire survey in nationwide hospital settings

  All respondents Aware of EBP p-value
N = 6,160 N = 5,038 (%)
Gender    <0.001
    Male 942 815 (86.5%)  
    Female 5,218 4,223 (80.9%)  
Age (years)    <0.001
    20 ~ 30 2,760 2,083 (75.5%)  
    31 ~ 40 2,571 2,211 (86.0%)  
    41 ~ 50 664 599 (90.2%)  
     > 50 165 145 (87.9%)  
Working experience (years)    <0.001
     < 5 2,108 1,611 (76.4%)  
    5 ~ 10 2,384 1,934 (81.1%)  
     > 10 1,668 1,493 (89.5%)  
Academic level    <0.001
    Technical school 1,846 1,384 (75.0%)  
    Junior college 1,809 1,464 (80.9%)  
    Bachelor’s* 2,062 1,773 (86.0%)  
    Master’s 401 377 (94.0%)  
    Doctorate 42 40 (95.2%)  
Faculty position (%)    <0.001
    Yes 1,219 1,129 (92.6%)  
    No 4,941 3,909 (79.1%)  
Director (%)    <0.001
    With 620 597 (96.3%)  
    Without 5,540 4,441 (80.2%)  
Profession    <0.001
    Physician 645 614 (95.2%)  
    Nurse 4,206 3,354 (79.7%)  
    Pharmacist 430 401 (93.3%)  
    Physical therapist 179 149 (83.2%)  
    Technician 537 382 (71.1%)  
    Other 163 138 (84.7%)  
  1. * The bachelor’s curriculum is seven years for medical school, six years for dental school, and four years for the other specialties.