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Table 2 Demands and control at work.

From: Practice area and work demands in nurses' aides: a cross-sectional study

Factor N % Mean SD Range
Quantitative work demands    2.89 0.76 1.00 – 5.00
Positioning patients in bed      
0 1132 18.3    
1–4 2702 43.6    
5–9 1526 24.6    
10 or more 834 13.5    
Supporting patients between bed and chair      
0 1049 17.1    
1–4 2752 44.8    
5–9 1579 25.7    
10 or more 763 12.4    
Handling heavy objects      
0 1758 29.1    
1–4 3311 54.9    
5–9 675 11.2    
10 or more 288 4.8    
Positive challenges    2.90 0.71 1.00 – 5.00
Role conflicts    2.38 0.81 1.00 – 5.00
Exposure to threats and violence      
Never or very seldom 3970 61.5    
Rather seldom 834 12.9    
Sometimes 1084 16.8    
Rather often 442 6.8    
Very often or always 127 2.0    
Control of work pace    2.36 0.80 1.00 – 5.00
Participation in important decisions    3.31 0.80 1.00 – 5.00
  1. N = Number of respondents in each category. SD = Standard deviation. Times per shift. The variables for which the mean, standard deviation, and range are shown, are indices of several items, whereas the variables for which numbers and percentages are shown, have been measured with a single question.