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Table 2 Summary of baseline characteristics perceived barriers in CDSS (N=162)

From: Perceived barriers of heart failure nurses and cardiologists in using clinical decision support systems in the treatment of heart failure patients

  Cardiologist   HF nurse    Total  
Characteristic (N=36) SD (N=126) SD P -value (N=162) SD
Age (mean),y 50 8 47 9 0.93 48 8
Female sex (%) 9(25)   102(82)   <0.01 111(68)  
Work region      0.42   
North 9   27    36  
Middle 13   45    58  
South 12   53    65  
Education        
University 34   5    39  
Master    40    40  
Applied science    86    86  
Years of experience in current position (mean) 16 9 6 3 <0.01 8 6
Working hours per week with HF patients (mean) 11 10 21 8 <0.01 19 10
Experience with computers        
Total in years 19 7 16 5 0.03 17 6
Operating systems 16 7 13 5 0.02 14 6
Software applications 16 6 12 5 0.01 13 6
Programming language        
Email 13 5 13 4 0.47 13 5
Internet 13 4 13 4 0.96 13 5
Use of telemonitoring systems (%) 49   32   0.09 35