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Table 2 Mean score (standard deviation) and prevalence of response for each item assessing nurses’ satisfaction of insulin pens compared with traditional vial/syringe method. Responders with complete questionnaire (n = 51)

From: Determinants of nurse satisfaction using insulin pen devices with safety needles: an exploratory factor analysis

    % of nurses answeringb
# Item description Meana (SD) Strongly disagree Disagree Unsure Agree Strongly agree
1 More satisfied with preparing insulin using pens 4.4 (1.1) 5.9 2.0 3.9 25.5 62.8
2 More satisfied with administering insulin using pens 4.5 (0.9) 2.0 3.9 3.9 27.5 62.8
3 Pens are more convenient 4.5 (0.8) 0.0 3.9 3.9 31.4 60.8
4 Pens are more simple & easy to use 4.3 (0.8) 0.0 3.9 7.8 41.2 47.1
5 Felt more confident I was giving the correct dose using pens 4.0 (1.1) 3.9 9.8 9.8 39.2 37.3
6 Felt more comfortable administering insulin to patients using pens 4.4 (0.8) 2.0 2.0 3.9 39.2 52.9
7 Took less time to prepare and give insulin using pens 4.1 (1.0) 2.0 9.8 3.9 43.1 41.2
8 Pens are an improvement over conventional 4.5 (0.7) 0.0 2.0 5.9 31.4 60.8
  Total score 34.6 (6.3) - - - - -
  1. a:Scoring: 1 = strongly disagree; 5 = strongly agree
  2. b:response as in Davis et al. [8]