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Table 2 Characteristics of nurses’ practice circumstances on the day they participated in the study

From: Parents and nurses balancing parent-infant closeness and separation: a qualitative study of NICU nurses’ perceptions

  Montreal (n = 64a) Turku (n = 36b)
N (%) N (%)
Location in NICU
 Acute 6 (9.38 %) 10 (27.78 %)
 Intermediate 18 (28.13 %) 18 (50.00 %)
 Step-down 40 (62.50 %) 8 (22.22 %)
 Single family room N/A 27 (75.00 %)
 Pod N/A 9 (25.00 %)
Equipment requiredc
 Incubator 22 (34.38 %) 6 (16.67 %)
 Respirator 6 (9.38 %) 6 (16.67 %)
 Oxygen 11 (17.19 %) d
 CPAP 2 (3.13 %) 3 (8.33 %)
 Heart monitor 33 (51.56 %) d
 SpO2 monitor 11 (17.19 %) 31 (86.11 %)
  1. aNumber of infants cared for by nurses who participated. Each nurse could be assigned several infants
  2. bNumber of infants that the nurses recorded closeness or separation events. They might have cared for more infants
  3. cPercentages do not add up to 100 as some infants required more than one type of equipment
  4. dData not collected at that site