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Table 4 Response to the survey questions in the prespecified subgroups of nurses

From: Variability in the pediatric intensivists' threshold for withdrawal/limitation of life support as perceived by bedside nurses: a multicenter survey study

Question Subgroup SA/A N D/SD Blank p value
A PICU intensivist has W/L without having a discussion with the family.
  < 5 yr PICU (n = 106) 4 (4%) 17 (16%) 83 (78%) 2 (2%) 0.001
  > 5 yr PICU (n = 99) 6 (6%) 1 (1%) 91 (92%) 1 (1%)  
  < 5 meetings (n = 94) 2 (2%) 17 (18%) 73 (78%) 2 (2%) < 0.001
  > 5 meetings (n = 111) 8 (7%) 1 (1%) 101 (91%) 1 (1%)  
  1. All questions not included in the table demonstrated no significant difference in responses between subgroups. All comparisons are by Chi-square test
  2. W/L = withdrawal or limitation of life support treatment; DNR = do not resuscitate order; SA/A = strongly agree or agree; N = neutral; D/SD = disagree or strongly disagree; N/A = not answered