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Table 1 Sample Characteristics

From: Attitudes of registered nurses about the end – of – life care in multi-profile hospitals: a cross sectional survey

Characteristic N % Hospitals by Region n (%)
Kaunas Klaipeda Panevėžys Alytus Marijampolė Vilnius Šiauliai
Age, years
 to 44 years 349 33.1 30 (29.4) 26 (26.8) 85 (30.6) 11 (12.8) 15 (22.4) 79 (51.0) 103 (38.1)
 45 to 50 years 374 35.5 38 (37.3) 30 (30.9) 100 (36.0) 32 (37.2) 32 (47.8) 49 (31.6) 93 (34.4)
 51 years and older 332 31.5 34 (33.3) 41 (42.3) 93 (33.5) 43 (50.0) 20 (29.9) 27 (17.4) 74 (27.4)
Educational preparation
 Higher University Education 115 10.9 15 (14.7) 21 (21.6) 24 (8.6) 3 (3.5) 6 (9.0) 27 (17.4) 19 (7.0)
 College 940 89.1 87 (85.3) 76 (78.4) 254 (91.4) 83 (96.5) 61 (91.0) 128 (82.6) 251 (93.0)
Department/ Unit
 Surgery department 344 32.6 27 (26.5) 31 (32.0) 79 (28.4) 17 (19.8) 24 (35.8) 79 (51.0) 87 (32.2)
 Intensive Care department 195 18.5 14 (13.7) 16 (16.5) 53 (19.1) 18 (20.9) 8 (11.9) 44 (28.4) 42 (15.6)
 Internal Medicine 516 48.9 61 (59.8) 50 (51.5) 146 (52.5) 51 (59.3) 35 (52.2) 32 (20.6) 141 (52.2)
Shift
 Morning 209 19.8 21 (20.6) 13 (13.4) 61 (21.9) 10 (11.6) 9 (13.4) 32 (20.6) 63 (23.3)
 Night/Afternoon shift 130 12.3 21 (20.6) 0 (0) 36 (12.9) 6 (7.0) 18 (26.9) 9 (5.8) 40 (14.8)
 Mixed (morning, afternoon, and night shift) 716 67.9 60 (58.8) 84 (86.6) 181 (65.1) 70 (81.4) 40 (59.7) 114 (73.5) 167 (61.9)
Years experience in nursing
 0 to 5 114 10.8 16 (15.7) 14 (14.4) 25 (9) 0 (0) 2 (3.0) 20 (12.9) 37 (13.7)
 6 to 15 143 13.6 12 (11.8) 7 (7.2) 33 (11.9) 3 (3.5) 4 (6.0) 38 (24.5) 46 (17.0)
 16 to 25 273 25.9 25 (24.5) 15 (15.5) 75 (27.0) 18 (20.9) 19 (28.4) 50 (32.3) 71 (26.3)
 26 to 31 272 25.8 22 (21.3) 24 (24.7) 76 (27.3) 31 (36.0) 26 (38.8) 33 (21.3) 60 (22.2)
 > 31 253 24.0 27 (26.7) 37 (38.1) 69 (24.9) 34 (39.5) 16 (23.9) 14 (9.0) 56 (20.7)