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Research Article

Clinical Decision Making of Nurses Working in Hospital Settings

Table 3

The influence of demographic and contextual variables on the use of analytical-systematic (A-S) and intuitive-interpretive (I-I) models within stages of the decision making process (Chi-Square, significance level ).

Demographic and contextual variablesData collection
Data processing
Planning action
Implemen tation and evaluation

Work in ward in years:
<2, 2–4, 5–9, ≥10
Less A-S and more I-I as experience in ward increases
0.001
Less A-S and more I-I as experience in ward increases
0.007
NsLess A-S and more I-I as experience in ward increases
0.003
Further education:
yes or no
Less A-S and more I-I if nurse has further education
0.002
More A-S if nurse has further education
0.039
Less A-S and more I-I if nurse has further education
<0.001
Less A-S and more I-I if nurse has further education
<0.001
Gender of nurse:
male or female
Less A-S and more I-I if nurse is male
.032
More A-S and less I-I if nurse is male
.024
Less A-S and more I-I if nurse is male
.001
Ns
Age in years:
<37 or >37
Less A-S and more I-I if age over mean
0.015
NsNsNs
Participation in Clinical ladder:
yes or no
NsNsNsNs
Type of hospital where nurses worked:
local or regional, or university
NsNo clear pattern
0.018
No clear pattern
<0.001
Ns
Nurses’ field of practice:
predominantly surgical or medical
NsLess A-S and more I-I if nurses field of practice is predominantly surgical
<0.001
NsNs

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