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Table 4 Radiographers self-assessed use of competences related to the “Nurse-initiated care”

From: Assessment of radiographers’ competences from the perspectives of radiographers and radiologists: a cross-sectional survey in Lithuania

A. Competences related to the “Nurse-initiated care” Rate of applicationa Overall evaluation, % 0-5 years (I) >5-15 years (II) >15-25 years (III) >25 years (IV) p-value Pairwise comparison**
Independent carrying out the specialist’s prescriptions 1–3 16.8 18.2 17.8 11.3 18.8 0.042  
4 15.6 20.5 16.4 26.4 5 C
5–6 67.6 61.4 65.8 62.3 76.3  
Adequately informing the patient 1–3 3.2 4.5 2.7 1.9 3.8 0.004  
4 7.6 15.9 1.4 17 2.5 F
5–6 89.2 79.5 95.9 81.1 93.8 A
Guiding and educating the patient 1–3 13.6 20.5 2.7 22.6 13.8 0.017 A
4 15.6 18.2 20.5 7.5 15  
5–6 70.8 61.4 76.7 69.8 71.3  
Empowering the patient by involving him/her in the examination and treatment 1–3 20 27.3 11 18.9 25 0.027 A
4 14.8 13.6 12.3 26.4 10 D
5–6 65.2 59.1 76.7 54.7 65  
Guiding the patient’s relatives 1–3 34 52.3 31.5 46.3 18.8 <0.001  
4 7.2 11.4 8.2 9.4 2.5  
5–6 58.8 36.4 60.3 45.3 78.8 F
Encouraging and supporting the patient 1–3 8.4 18.2 5.5 11.3 3.8 0.025 C
4 8.8 13.6 12.3 5.7 5  
5–6 82.8 68.2 82.2 83 91.3 C
Observing and monitoring the patient 1–3 1.2 4.5 1.4 0 0 <0.001  
4 7.6 25 5.5 3.8 2.5  
5–6 91.2 70.5 93.2 96.2 97.5 A; C
Collaborating with other radiographers 1–3 5.2 15.9 5.5 3.8 0 0.001  
4 6.8 4.5 13.7 3.8 3.8  
5–6 88 79.5 80.8 92.5 96.3 E
Collaborating with radiologists 1–3 6.4 27.3 1.4 1.9 2.5 <0.001  
4 2.8 2.3 2.7 7.5 0  
5–6 90.8 70.5 95.9 90.6 97.5 A
Supervising and training colleagues and other co-workers 1–3 26 45.5 21.9 22.6 21.3 0.031 A
4 10.4 9.1 12.3 15.1 6.3  
5–6 63.6 45.5 65.8 62.3 72.5 C
Disseminating professional experience 1–3 15.6 34.1 11 22.8 5 0.001 A; F
4 16.8 11.4 15.1 15.1 22.5  
5–6 67.6 54.5 74 62.3 72.5  
Participating in refresher courses 1–3 9.2 9.1 6.8 20.8 3.8 0.010  
4 13.6 18.2 11 18.9 10  
5–6 77.2 72.7 82.2 60.4 86.3 D
Participating in quality improvement regarding patient safety and care 1–3 19.2 29.5 15.1 9.4 23.8 0.012  
4 7.6 15.9 8.2 7.5 2.5  
5–6 73.2 54.5 76.7 83 73.8 B
  1. aevaluation of the application of the competence in professional activity: 1–3 sometimes; 4 often; 5–6 almost always
  2. **p-value of the Chi criterion (A. I-II; B. I-III; C. I-IV; D. II-III; E. II-IV; F. III-IV – p-values of pairwise comparison)