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Table 1 Safety care activities to the general characteristics of participants (n = 428)

From: Development of a patient safety care activity scale for clinical nurses in Korea

Characteristics Categories N (%)
Sex Male 8 (1.9)
Female 420 (98.1)
Age (year) ≤25 142 (33.2)
26  30 142 (33.2)
31  35 52 (12.1)
36  40 28 (6.5)
≥41 64 (15.0)
Education level 3-year college 98 (22.9)
Bachelor 314 (73.4)
≥Master 16 (3.7)
Total career (year) <4 196 (45.8)
4  7 74 (17.3)
8  14 72 (16.8)
≥15 86 (20.1)
Career present unit (year) <2 160 (37.4)
2  3 134 (31.3)
4  6 82 (19.2)
≥7 52 (12.1)
Patient safety education Yes 400 (93.5)
No 28 (6.5)
Experiences on accreditation Yes 398 (93.0)
No 30 (7.0)
Type of unit Internal medicine ward 132 (30.8)
Surgical ward 96 (22.4)
Emergency room 54 (12.7)
Intensive care unit 78 (18.2)
Operation room/Delivery room 68 (15.9)
QI department Yes 426 (99.5)
No 2 (0.5)