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Table 5 Context scorings in intervention and control units at baseline

From: Effects of computer reminders on complications of peripheral venous catheters and nurses’ adherence to a guideline in paediatric care—a cluster randomised study

  Intervention units Control units Fisher’s exact test
  RNs, n (%) RNs, n (%) p value
Context dimensions RNs = 108 RNs = 104 0.890
 Leadership 104 (96.3) 102 (98.1)
  Mean (SD) 3.4 (0.8) 3.6 (0.8)
  Higha 52 (50.0) 50 (49.0)
  Lowb 52 (50.0) 52 (51.0)
 Culture 104 (96.3) 103 (99.0) 0.037
  Mean (SD) 4.0 (0.5) 3.8 (0.7)
  Higha 85 (81.7) 71 (68.9)
  Lowb 19 (18.3) 32 (31.1)
 Evaluation 105 (96.3) 100 (96.2) 0.759
  Mean (SD) 3.1 (0.7) 3.0 (0.9)
  Higha 29 (27.6) 30 (30.0)
  Lowb 76 (72.4) 70 (70.0)
Context groupsc RNs = 101 RNs = 97  
 High contextd 14 (13.9) 22 (22.7)  
 Moderately high contexte 44 (43.6) 22 (22.7)  
 Moderately low contextf 31 (30.7) 34 (35.1)  
 Low contextg 12 (11.9) 19 (19.6)  
  1. aHigh = individual mean score >3.5
  2. bLow = individual mean score ≤3.5
  3. cSignificant difference (p = 0.013) in the distribution of the different context groups between intervention and control units
  4. dHigh scores on all context dimensions
  5. eHigh on two dimension and low on one
  6. fHigh on one dimension and low on two
  7. gLow scores on all dimensions