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Table 2 Healthcare workers' perceived sufficiency of information about A/H1N1 influenza pandemic and general health information needs (mean ± SD).

From: General hospital staff worries, perceived sufficiency of information and associated psychological distress during the A/H1N1 influenza pandemic

  Total (N = 469) (mean ± SD; median) 1. Nurse (N = 209) 2. Medical (N = 120)(b) 3. Allied (N = 59) 4. Auxiliary (N = 81) p-valuea
I believe that I have heard sufficient information about:
(1:strongly disagree, 9: strongly agree)
      
   A/H1N1 influenza symptoms 7.2 ± 1.8, 8/9 7.2 ± 1.8 7.8 ± 1.6 1,3,4 7.0 ± 1.7 6.6 ± 1.8 < 0.0005
   A/H1N1 influenza prognosis 6.4 ± 2.1, 7/9 6.1 ± 2.1 7.1 ± 1.9 1,3,4 6.1 ± 2.1 6.0 ± 2.1 < 0.0005
   A/H1N1 influenza treatment 6.5 ± 2.1, 7/9 6.3 ± 2.1 7.3 ± 1.8 1,3,4 6.2 ± 2.0 5.9 ± 2.3 < 0.0005
   A/H1N1 influenza infection route 7.5 ± 1.8, 8/9 7.3 ± 1.7 8.1 ± 1.5 1,3,4 7.3 ± 1.8 7.1 ± 1.9 < 0.0005
   A/H1N1 influenza preventive measures 7.2 ± 2.0, 8/9 6.9 ± 2.1 7.8 ± 1.7 1,3,4 7.1 ± 2.0 6.9 ± 2.1 < 0.0005
I believe that my department provided clear information about the A/H1N1 influenza pandemic (1:strongly disagree, 9: strongly agree) 5.4 ± 2.4, 6/9 5.4 ± 2.4 5.3 ± 2.5 5.5 ± 2.2 5.9 ± 2.8 0.408
Overall, the information I have heard about the A/H1N1 influenza has been clear (1:strongly disagree, 9: strongly agree; five items, Cronbach's α, 0.89) 7.0 ± 1.6, 7.4/9 6.8 ± 1.7 7.6 ± 1.4 1,3,4 6.7 ± 1.5 6.5 ± 1.7 < 0.0005
General health-information needs (1: for a disease that I might suffer, I prefer having no more information than needed; 5: I prefer as much information as possible) 3.6 ± 1.6, 4/5 3.8 ± 1.5 3.3 ± 1.6 3.2 ± 1.5 3.5 ± 1.6 0.036
  1. (a), One-way ANOVA; (b) Significant differences between this category and the categories mentioned by numbers (Bonferroni post-hoc tests)