Skip to main content

Table 2 Professional Practice Environment Scale Scores

From: Specialty cardiac nurses’ work satisfaction is influenced by the type of coronary care unit: A mixed methods study

  Overall (N = 74) Unit A (n = 23) Unit B (n = 19) Unit C (n = 16) Unit D (n = 16) p-value
Median (IQR) Median (IQR) Median (IQR) Median (IQR) Median (IQR)
Overall mediana 3.1 (2.9, 3.1) 3.2 (3.0, 3.2) 3.1 (3.0, 3.2) 2.7 (2.6, 2.8) 3.2 (3.0, 3.1) 0.011
1. Handling disagreement and conflict 2.9 (2.7, 2.9) 3.0 (2.8, 3.0) 2.9 (2.9, 3.1) 2.6 (2.3, 2.6) 3.0 (2.9, 3.0) 0.054
2. Internal work motivation 3.3 (3.0, 3.3) 3.3 (3.0, 3.4) 3.3 (3.0, 3.3) 2.9 (2.6, 3.0) 3.4 (3.0, 3.4) 0.125
3. Control over practiceb 3.0 (2.7, 3.0) 3.1 (2.9, 3.1) 3.1 (3.0, 3.2) 2.6 (2.4, 2.6) 3.0 (2.7, 3.0) 0.001
4. Leadership and autonomy in clinical practicec 3.2 (3.0, 3.2) 3.4 (3.0, 3.4) 3.2 (3.0, 3.2) 2.9 (2.8, 2.9) 3.4 (2.9, 3.2) 0.004
5. Staff relationships with physiciansd 3.0 (3.0, 3.2) 3.0 (3.0, 3.2) 3.0 (3.0, 3.1) 3.0 (2.5, 2.9) 3.5 (3.0, 3.5) 0.006
6. Teamwork 3.0 (2.8, 2.9) 3.0 (2.8, 3.0) 3.0 (2.8, 3.0) 2.8 (2.8, 2.8) 3.0 (2.8, 2.9) 0.465
7. Cultural sensitivity 3.0 (3.0, 3.2) 3.0 (3.0, 3.1) 3.0 (3.0, 3.3) 3.0 (2.8, 3.0) 3.0 (3.0, 3.3) 0.227
8. Communication about patients 3.0 (3.0, 3.2) 3.0 (3.0, 3.2) 3.0 (3.0, 3.3) 3.0 (3.0, 3.1) 3.0 (3.0, 3.3) 0.402
  1. Note: IQR Interquartile range. Significant pairwise comparisons between units (adjusted p-values): aUnit C vs Unit A (p = 0.022), Unit C vs Unit B (p = 0.029), Unit C vs Unit D (p = 0.044); bUnit C vs Unit A (p = 0.004,) Unit C vs Unit B (p = 0.006); cUnit C vs Unit A (p = 0.004), Unit C vs Unit B (p = 0.035); d Unit C vs Unit A (p = 0.006), Unit C vs Unit D (p = 0.029), Unit B vs Unit D (p = 0.029)
\