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Table 2 New Nurses’ Satisfaction with the Pain Instruction

From: Multimedia-assisted instruction on pain assessment learning of new nurses: a quasi-experimental study

Question Control group (n = 39)
Mean ± SD
Experimental group (n = 47)
Mean ± SD
t-value
1. Able to correctly assess pain symptoms and signs 4.00 ± 0.56 4.47 ± 0.55 3.90**
2. Able to select appropriate nursing guidelines in the pain care process 3.77 ± 0.74 4.51 ± 0.51 5.49**
3. Able to select appropriate nursing measures in the pain care process 3.85 ± 0.67 4.47 ± 0.50 4.91**
4. Able to give directions effectively for medication use methods in the pain treatment process 4.03 ± 0.54 4.43 ± 0.50 3.55**
5. Can use non-drug methods effectively in the pain treatment process 3.87 ± 0.70 4.49 ± 0.55 4.61**
6. Able to track patients’ responses following treatment for pain 4.08 ± 0.62 4.51 ± 0.51 3.56**
7. Able to actively help patients deal with pain. 4.08 ± 0.77 4.49 ± 0.51 2.97*
Overall satisfaction 27.67 ± 3.76 31.36 ± 3.42 4.78**
  1. SD standard deviation; *p < .05, **p < .01