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Table 1 Provider demographic characteristics

From: Evaluating implementation of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) prevention guidelines in spinal cord injury centers using the PARIHS framework: a mixed methods study

SCI/D providers n = 234
Frequency (%)
Type of SCI/D unit setting worked in most of the time  
 Long-term care 23 (9.8)
 Inpatient unit 177 (75.7)
 Outpatient clinic 27 (11.5)
 Home care 7 (3.0)
Gender  
 Male 56 (24)
 Female 178 (76)
Provider type  
 Nurse 134 (57.3)
 Therapist 57 (24.4)
 Physician 26 (11.1)
 Other 9 (3.8)
 Physician assistant 8 (3.4)
Type of nursea n = 81
 Bachelor of Science Registered Nurse (BSRN) 36 (44.4)
 Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) 21 (25.9)
 Master of Science—Nursing (MSN) 7 (8.7)
 Nurse Practitioner (NP) 6 (7.4)
 Otherb 11 (13.6)
Type of therapist n = 57
 Occupational therapist 21 (36.8)
 Physical therapist 18 (31.6)
 Therapeutic recreation therapist 11 (19.3)
 Otherc 7 (12.3)
Percentage of time spent on direct patient carea n = 226
 Average time spent 64.7 %
 Range: 0–100 %  
Average number of years working with patients with SCI/D* 10.9 years
 Range: 1–40 years  
SCI/D provider characteristics by perceived degree of implementation n = 228
Frequency (%)
  Fully implemented Not fully implemented p value (chi-square)
Position at the VA    0.035
 Nurse 63 (65.63) 66 (50) Ref
 Physician 11 (11.46) 15 (11.36) 0.544
 All others 22 (22.92) 51 (38.64) 0.010
Type of SCI/D unit setting worked in primarily    0.506
 Home care 1 (1.04) 4 (3.03)  
 Inpatient unit 78 (81.25) 97 (73.48)  
 Long-term care 8 (8.33) 14 (10.61)  
 Outpatient clinic 9 (9.38) 17 (12.88)  
Gender    0.584
 Male 75 (78.13) 99 (75)  
 Female 21 (21.88) 33 (25)  
  1. aIndicates missing values
  2. bIncludes clinical educators and certified nursing assistant (CNA)
  3. cIncludes kinesiotherapists and respiratory therapists