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Table 3 Summary of Barriers (N = 1467)

From: Nurses' perceived barriers to the implementation of a Fall Prevention Clinical Practice Guideline in Singapore hospitals

  Hospital A (N = 198) Hospital B (N = 250) Hospital C (N = 296) Hospital D (N = 375) Hospital E (N = 348) Mean (N = 1467)
Barriers/Characteristics % % % % % %
INNOVATION CHARACTERISTICS       
Compatibility 6.1 10.4 4.8 11.5 8.6 8.5
Time Investment 15.1 27.7 19.7 29.1 27.9 24.7
Specificity, flexibility 26.3 26.8 10.8 16.9 22.7 20.2
Didactic benefit 5.0 5.6 3.0 2.9 3.4 3.8
Attractiveness 8.6 3.6 6.1 8.8 6.9 6.9
CARE PROVIDER CHARACTERISTICS       
Attitude, role perception 21.2 21.2 17.9 17.3 19.9 19.2
Knowledge and motivation 79.8 90.8 78.7 77.3 86.5 82.4
Doubts about the innovation 10.6 15.6 7.8 15.7 15.5 13.6
Life style, working style 4.5 12.4 6.8 11.2 6.9 8.5
Education 26.8 55.2 55.7 46.9 55.1 49.4
Involvement 30.7 45.2 43.6 45.6 39.6 41.6
PATIENT CHARACTERISTICS       
Ethnicity 34.3 43.6 41.3 48.5 38.0 41.8
Health status 54.1 54.4 53.0 61.4 54.0 55.7
CONTEXT CHARACTERISTICS       
Group norms, socialisation 14.6 37.2 29.4 29.2 37.7 29.6
Leadership 3.0 3.6 3.4 7.2 4.6 4.4
Supporting staff 69.7 82.0 72.0 78.4 83.9 77.8
Facilities 69.2 79.6 68.6 75.5 72.4 73.3