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Table 4 Most frequently (at least 3% of 311 respondents or 10 times) mentioned enhancing and impeding characteristics of the innovation strategy

From: Successful implementation of new technologies in nursing care: a questionnaire survey of nurse-users

enhancing (n times mentioned, %) impeding (n times mentioned, %) total1n %
- training and coaching (131, 42.1%) - no or inadequate training and coaching (52, 16.7%) 175 56.3
- support system, help-desk (31, 10.0%) - no support system, helpdesk (13, 4.2%) 42 13.5
- opportunities to evaluate the introduction, possibility to share experiences (18, 5.8%) - no/few opportunities to evaluate the introduction, possibility to share experiences (15, 4.8%) 33 10.6
  - no adequate time frame, planning of the process (27, 8.7%) 31 10.0
- availability of simple, effective instruction materials (13, 4.2%)   17 5.5
- active promotion of the new technology (10, 3.2%)   13 4.2
  1. 1the total n is not always the sum of the numbers in the first and second column since (1) a category can be mentioned as both enhancing and impeding by the same person, (2) categories mentioned less than 10 times are not displayed in the first and second column