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Table 2 Comparison of demographic and professional information of nurses in the intervention and control groups

From: Improving the informatics competency of critical care nurses: results of an interventional study in the southeast of Iran

Variables Groups Intervention Control χ2 P
n % n %
Gender male 5 16.70 5 16.70 0.003 0.99
Female 25 83.30 25 83.30
Age groups < 30 10 32.3 11 35.5 2.11 0.347
30–40 15 51.6 11 35.5
> 40 5 16.1 8 29
Marital status Single 9 29.10 8 26.70 1.06 0.58
Married 21 70.90 22 73.30
Work experience (year) < 5 8 25.80 12 40 4.03 0.40
5–10 4 12.90 4 13.30
11–15 12 41.90 6 20
16–20 4 12.90 4 13.30
> 21 2 6.50 4 13.30
Work experience in critical care unit (year) < 5 7 25 11 36.60 3.86 0.42
5–10 9 28.60 8 26.60
11–15 11 35.70 9 28.60
16–20 2 7.10 1 3.60
> 21 1 3.60 1 3.60
Work position Head nurse 0 0 3 10 3.26 0.7
Nurse 30 100 27 90
Shift work Fix 1 3.20 2 6.70 0.38 0.53
Rotation 29 96.80 28 93.30
Attendance at research training Yes 1 3.20 5 16.70 3.10 0.07
No 29 96.80 25 83.30
Attendance at information literacy training Yes 2 6.50 5 16.70 1.56 0.21
no 28 93.50 25 83.30
Attendance at literature search and retrieval training yes 1 3.20 5 16.70 3.10 0.07
no 29 96.80 25 83.30
Attendance at computer skills training yes 4 12.90 5 16.70 0.17 0.69
no 26 87.10 25 83.30
The tendency to use databases low 2 6.50 8 26.70 4.62 0.09
moderate 16 54.80 12 40
high 12 38.70 10 33.30