Table 2

Differences between nurses' characteristics and the scores of acuity ratings (N=279)

Variablesn (%)Mean±SEtp Value
Gender−1.480.141
Female275 (98.6)5.60±0.09
Male4 (1.4)6.75±0.48
Level of education1.240.218
 <University197 (70.6)5.69±0.11
 ≥University82 (29.4)5.44±0.18
Age (years)−6.72*0.001
 <30159 (57.0)5.11±0.12
 ≥30120 (43.0)6.28±0.13
Registered nurses (years)−8.94*0.001
 <587 (31.2)4.53±0.14
 ≥5192 (68.8)6.11±0.10
Emergency nurses (years)−10.81*0.001
 <5142 (50.9)4.79±0.11
 ≥5137 (49.1)6.47±0.11
Triage nurse (years)−10.86*0.001
 <5174 (62.4)4.96±0.10
 ≥5105 (37.6)6.70±0.12
Types of professional certification−5.34*0.001
 ACLS+others88 (31.5)4.92±0.16
 ACLS+ETTC191 (68.5)5.94±0.11
Levels in the clinical ladder system−5.42*0.001
 N1–2222 (79.6)5.37±0.10
 N3–457 (20.4)6.56±0.18
  • * p<0.05.

  • ACLS, Advanced Cardiac Life Support; ETTC, Emergency Trauma Training Course.