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Table 4 Comparison of mean (and standard deviation) NASA results for an average day at work and for the simulation task

From: A preliminary study of a novel emergency department nursing triage simulation for research applications

  Average day at work During simulation task Statistics
Raw rating
 Mental demand 67.0 (20.8) 77.5 (16.9) t(9) = −1.64, p = 0.13
 Physical demand 46.5 (24.8) 14.5 (20.2) t(9) = 2.82, p = 0.02
 Temporal demand 74.0 (14.5) 65.0 (20.5) t(9) = 1.33, p = 0.21
 Performance 32.0 (22.6) 51.5 (17.6) t(9) = −1.84, p = 0.09
 Effort 61.0 (23.5) 59.0 (18.9) t(9) = 0.22, p = 0.83
 Frustration 70.0 (21.1) 63.0 (24.7) t(9) = 0.95, p = 0.36
Adjusted rating
 Mental demand 199.0 (112.0) 235.5 (67.3) t(9) = −0.85, p = 0.41
 Physical demand 40.0 (100.2) 7.0 (22.1) t(9) = 0.98, p = 0.34
 Temporal demand 248.5 (98.6) 232.0 (131.7) t(9) = 0.29, p = 0.77
 Performance 95.0 (74.9) 157.5 (72.3) t(9) = −1.76, p = 0.11
 Effort 137.0 (84.3) 100.5 (36.3) t(9) = 1.18, p = 0.26
 Frustration 179.5 (97.2) 204.0 (153.2) t(9) = −0.40, p = 0.69
 Total weighted rating 59.3 (12.1) 62.4 (13.1) t(9) = −0.66, p = 0.52
  1. All analyses are paired t tests; significant differences are italics; trend differences are in italics