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Family-Witnessed Resuscitation: Perceptions of Nurses and Doctors Working in an Australian Emergency Department

Table 3

Differences in the perceptions of self-confidence in managing FWR according to staff characteristics, beliefs, and experiences among doctors and nurses.

CharacteristicDoctors
n
Doctors
Mean (sd)
PNurses
n
Nurses
Mean (sd)
P

Age0.300. 003
 18–39 years183.88 (0.65)353.47 (0.89)
 >39 years74.21 (0.51)404.10 (0.77)
Gender0.790.86
 Female74.00 (0.65)673.83 (0.91)
 Male183.95 (0.63)63.77 (0.53)
Ethnicity0.530.22
 Caucasian184.05 (0.56)693.84 (0.87)
 Other73.75 (0.75)53.30 (1.09)
Highest qualification0.090.02
 Bachelor or less123.72 (0.69)463.68 (0.70)
 Postgraduate134.19 (0.46)204.26 (1.06)
Years in current role0.020.02
 <6123.67 (0.71)323.53 (0.97)
 6+134.24 (0.37)424.05 (0.72)
Level of employment †0.04<0.001
 Junior83.59 (0.66)573.54 (0.83)
 Senior174.15 (0.53)174.64 (0.37)
Specialty certificate0.025<0.001
 Yes124.23 (0.44)264.41 (0.58)
 No103.61 (0.66)443.47 (0.82)
Member of professional organisation0.460.24
 Yes224.00 (0.60)423.97 (0.89)
 No23.47 (1.10)273.78(0.77)
Times of invited family presence0.01<0.001
 Never93.53 (0.53)423.37 (0.84)
 Ever164.21 (0.54)324.37 (0.57)
Want own family present0.130.03
 Yes114.22 (0.45)403.99 (0.81)
 No143.77 (0.68)303.51 (0.94)
Been present for own family0.01
 Yes13.44 (-)84.50 (0.53)
 No243.99 (0.62)663.72 (0.89)
Part of advanced directive0.290.44
 Yes124.05 (0.56)533.86 (0.88)
 No123.83 (0.68)173.63 (0.90)
Best person to decide0.060.03
 Patient or family114.18 (0.62)443.99 (0.89)
 Nurse or physician123.81 (0.45)253.55 (0.83)

*Mann-Whitney U test
sd: standard deviation
Higher self-confidence scale scores indicate greater perceptions of self-confidence
Level of employment: Junior: level 1 nurses and resident medical staff
Senior: level 2 and 3 nurses, registrars, and consultant medical staff.

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