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Table 2 Summary of characteristics and evidence appraisal (n = 33)

From: Training needs assessment: tool utilization and global impact

Study populationa n (%)a Study Settinga n (%)a
Nurses 24 (72.7) Primary healthcare 19 (57.6)
Other healthcare professionals 10 (30) Acute care 17 (51.5)
Physicians 4 (12.1) Health care organization 2 (6.1)
Health insurance employees 1 (3.0) Health insurance company 1 (3.0)
Use of TNA tool n (%) Training needs themes n (%)
Adapted English 23 (69.7) Individual 17 (51.5)
Translated, or culturally adapted 6 (18.2) Team / Interprofessional 13 (39.4)
Original English 4 (12.1) Organizational 3 (9.1)
Type of publication n (%) Level of Evidence n (%)
Original research 29 (87.9) Level VI (descriptive or qualitative or mixed methods study) 32 (97.0)
Dissertation/Thesis 3 (9.1) Level VIII (expert opinion) 1 (3.0)
Poster 1 (3.0)   
  1. aSome articles involved more than one study population or study setting