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Table 3 Personal characteristics of field test sample

From: Development and psychometric properties of a questionnaire to assess barriers to feeding critically ill patients

Characteristic N (%)
Sex N = 171
 Male 28 (16.4)
 Female 143 (83.6)
Age N = 172
 20 – 34 75 (43.6)
 35 – 49 68 (39.5)
 ≥ 50 29 (16.9)
Clinical Specialty N = 186
 Dietitian 25 (13.4)
 Nurse 138 (74.2)
 Physician 12 (6.5)
 Other^ 11 (5.9)
Time dedicated to ICU# N = 173
 Full-time 120 (69.4)
 Part-time 45 (26.0)
 Other& 8 (4.6)
Length of time working in critical care N = 173
 0 – 5 77 (44.5)
 6 – 10 45 (26.0)
 11 – 15 20 (11.6)
 >15 31 (17.9)
Leadership role* N = 171
 Yes 53 (31.0)
 No 118 (69.0)
  1. *Examples of a leadership role include charge nurse, clinical nurse specialist, nurse manager #ICU = Intensive Care Unit.
  2. ^e.g., pharmacist, nurse attendant, student nurse, resident.
  3. & e.g., casual, trainee placement.