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Table 4. 

Summary for statistical differences between readiness types.

Variable
High readiness
Low readiness
F
Significance
Mean
S.d.
Mean
S.d.
Concern for public safety. 4.74 0.445 4.62 0.557 4.121 0.044 
The newest technology has improved the working environment. 6.06 0.854 5.55 1.437 10.498 0.001 
The newest technology provides ability to take care of oneself. 4.60 1.380 4.15 1.126 4.390 0.038 
The effect of the newest technology is well documented among the best care organizations. 5.32 1.661 5.01 1.341 3.597 0.059 
The newest technology is very important for the best care organizations' image and reputation. 4.29 1.918 4.36 1.473 5.102 0.025 
The staff at the best care organizations explains exactly how the newest technology works. 4.55 2.030 4.61 1.397 10.967 0.001 
You have contributed to the selection of the newest technology. 4.28 1.162 2.97 1.571 8.948 0.003 
New technologies create insecurity among the nursing staff. 4.35 1.959 3.68 1.439 8.026 0.005 
Variable
High readiness
Low readiness
F
Significance
Mean
S.d.
Mean
S.d.
Concern for public safety. 4.74 0.445 4.62 0.557 4.121 0.044 
The newest technology has improved the working environment. 6.06 0.854 5.55 1.437 10.498 0.001 
The newest technology provides ability to take care of oneself. 4.60 1.380 4.15 1.126 4.390 0.038 
The effect of the newest technology is well documented among the best care organizations. 5.32 1.661 5.01 1.341 3.597 0.059 
The newest technology is very important for the best care organizations' image and reputation. 4.29 1.918 4.36 1.473 5.102 0.025 
The staff at the best care organizations explains exactly how the newest technology works. 4.55 2.030 4.61 1.397 10.967 0.001 
You have contributed to the selection of the newest technology. 4.28 1.162 2.97 1.571 8.948 0.003 
New technologies create insecurity among the nursing staff. 4.35 1.959 3.68 1.439 8.026 0.005 

Note: All mean values are on a 7-point scale (1 = absolutely disagree to 7 = absolutely agree) except in the last row.

∗Here the mean is on a 6-point scale (1 = not at all, 2 = to a low degree, 3 = to a lesser degree, 4 = to some degree, 5 = to a high degree, 6 = to a very high degree). All variables in the questionnaire (see  Appendix 1) that are not significantly different are omitted from the table.

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