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Table 3 Characteristics of medical-surgical nurses participating in focus groups

From: A qualitative study of anticipated barriers and facilitators to the implementation of nurse-delivered alcohol screening, brief intervention, and referral to treatment for hospitalized patients in a Veterans Affairs medical center

Characteristic n (%)a
Sex  
Female 32(97)
Male 1(3)
Age Group  
18-30 years 8(24)
31-40 years 10(30)
41-50 years 10(30)
51-60 years 2(6)
61-70 years 3(9)
Race  
American Indian/Alaska Native 1(3)
Asian 1(3)
Black or African American 5(15)
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander 0(0)
White 26(83)
More than One Race 0(0)
Highest Education in Nursing  
Diploma 7(21)
Associate 12(36)
Bachelor 12(36)
Master 2(6)
Years as an RN b  
Less than 1 year 0(0)
1-5 years 20(61)
6-10 years 3(9)
More than 10 years 10(30)
Years as an RN with VA c  
Less than 1 year 2(6)
1-5 years 22(67)
6-10 years 3(9)
More than 10 years 6(18)
Estimated Hours of Alcohol-related Content Received in Nursing Education  
None 1(3)
1-4 hours 12(30)
5-10 hours 7(18)
11-15 hours 3(8)
More than 15 hours 4(10)
Don’t know/Can’t recall 6(15)
Receipt of Any Alcohol-related Continuing Education? d  
Yes 17(52)
No 16(49)
  1. a Numbers may not total 100% due to rounding. No missing data.
  2. b RN = Registered Nurse.
  3. c VA = Veterans Affairs.
  4. d Types of alcohol-related education included: lecture/workshop/seminar, conference, journal club, grand rounds, advanced certification, or other.