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Table 4 Awareness of SCI/D MRSA prevention guidelines, by provider 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

  n = 228
Frequency (%)
  Awareness of SCI/D MRSA prevention guidelines
Provider characteristic Aware of guidelines Not aware of guidelines p value (chi-square)
All providers 144 (63.2) 84 (36.8)  
Gender    0.664
 Male 33 (66.1) 21 (38.9)  
 Female 112 (64.4) 62 (35.6)  
Provider type    0.238
 Nurse 89 (69.0) 40 (31.0) Ref
 Physician 16 (61.5) 10 (38.5) 0.458
 Physician assistant/therapist 35 (55.6) 28 (44.4) 0.068
 Other 5 (50) 5 (50) 0.216
Experiencea (n = 186)    0.026
 0–2 years 23 (85.2) 4 (14.8)  
 3–5 years 23 (63.9) 13 (36.1)  
 6–8 years 14 (43.8) 18 (56.3)  
 9 years or more 57 (62.6) 34 (37.4)  
Type of SCI unit    0.009
 Inpatient unit 121 (69.1) 54 (30.9) Ref
 Outpatient clinic 14 (53.9) 12 (46.1) 0.121
 Long-term care 8 (36.4) 14 (63.6) 0.002
 Home care 2 (40.0) 3 (60.0) 0.167
  1. aIndicates missing values