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Table 6 The odds of high values (> median) of demands and control at work. Practice areas outside hospital. Results of 36 logistic regression analyses.

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

Work factors Nursing home Home or apartment unit for the aged Community nurse unit Institution for mentally handicapped
Quantitative work demands 1.29 ** 0.72 ** 1.69 ** 0.44 **
Positioning patients in bed 5.29 ** 0.79 0.51 ** 0.13 **
Supporting patients between bed and chair 4.37 ** 1.17 0.61 ** 0.25 **
Handling heavy objects 1.84 ** 1.00 0.71 * 0.43 **
Positive challenges 0.57 ** 0.68 ** 1.57 ** 0.84
Role conflicts 1.34 ** 1.31 * 1.51 ** 0.81
Exposure to threats or violence 1.39 ** 0.84 0.71 ** 1.64 **
Control of work pace 0.73 ** 1.11 1.20 2.20 **
Participation in important decisions 0.80 ** 0.88 1.30 ** 1.01
  1. The figures are odds ratios, adjusted for age, gender, and marital status, and where respondents who were not working in the noted practice area have been used as reference category. For example, the figure in the upper left corner (1.29) shows that the odds of reporting a high value of quantitative work demands were 29 % higher in nursing homes than in other practice areas all together. * P < 0.01; ** P < 0.001.