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Table 1 Descriptive of the included prognostic variables and the work ability for the professions

From: Identifying work ability promoting factors for home care aides and assistant nurses

  Care aide
(n = 58)
Assistant nurse
(n = 79)
 
  Mean, SD Mean, SD p 1
1. Age, years 44.0 ± 12.6 46.5 ± 9.3 0.177
2. Sex (men/women, %) 9%/91% 6%/94% 0.614
3. Seniority, years 13.1 ± 9.4 11.6 ± 8.1 0.310
4. Safety climate, overall 3.2 ± 0.5 3.3 ± 0.4 0.474
5. Psychosocial job demands 2.5 ± 0.4 2.5 ± 0.4 0.829
6. Physical job demands 13.3 ± 2.6 13.2 ± 2.3 0.706
7. Personal safety behaviour 5.4 ± 0.9 5.5 ± 0.9 0.271
8. Degree of personal safety 3.4 ± 0.7 3.4 ± 0.6 0.891
9. Self-efficacy 4.4 ± 0.5 4.6 ± 0.4 0.004
10. Musculoskeletal wellbeing 4.4 ± 0.7 4.1 ± 1.0 0.096
11. Work ability 15.1 ± 2.1 15.4 ± 1.8 0.331
  1. Dichotomous variable: Sex: Men = 1, women = 2.
  2. 1 Differences between the two professions, care aides and nursing assistants, analysed with ANOVA. Significance level 0.05.