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Table 3 Demands and control at work, by practice area. Hospital departments. Results of Mann-Whitney rank sum tests.

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

Work factors Somatic department (adults) Psychiatric department (adults) Paediatric department
Quantitative work demands 3758 (3153) ** 2052 (3322) ** 3266 (3230)
Positioning patients in bed 3322 (3064) ** 1189 (3241) ** 1943 (3117) **
Supporting patients between bed and chair 3033 (3078) 1200 (3210) ** 1510 (3098) **
Handling heavy objects 3241 (2983) ** 1936 (3099) ** 2853 (3019)
Positive challenges 3611 (3172) ** 3707 (3191) ** 3878 (3217) **
Role conflicts 2998 (3269) ** 2785 (3255) ** 2541 (3233) **
Exposure to threats or violence 2387 (3354) ** 4652 (3119) ** 2124 (3249) **
Control of work pace 2752 (3301) ** 3903 (3178) ** 2895 (3236)
Participation in important decisions 2970 (3259) ** 3689 (3186) ** 3054 (3225)
  1. The figures are mean ranks of participants working in the noted practice area, and, in paranthesis, mean ranks of the participants not working in this area. For example, the figures in the upper left corner, 3758 (3153), show that the level of quantitative work demands was higher in somatic departments (mean rank = 3758) than in other practice areas all together (mean rank = 3153). * P < 0.01; ** P < 0.001.