Nursing Research and Practice / 2012 / Article / Tab 2

Research Article

The Impact of Nursing Characteristics and the Work Environment on Perceptions of Communication

Table 2

Differences in openness and accuracy of communication.
(a)

Within nursing Mean (SD)Between DR and RN Mean (SD)tP

Open communication5.74 (1.00)4.45 (1.30)10.227.000
Accuracy of communication2.68 (.80)2.82 (.91)2.18.031

(b)

RN ( )
M (SD)
LPN ( )
M (SD)
tP

Open communication with nurses5.75 (1.01)6.32 (0.7)−2.051.042
Open communication with physicians4.44 (1.30)4.60 (1.48)−.432.667
Accuracy of communication with nurses3.29 (0.59)2.56 (0.4)4.542.000
Accuracy of communication with physicians3.28 (0.65)3.04 (0.51)1.350.179

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