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Table 3 IES-R score for nurses who had experienced inpatient suicide.

From: The impact of inpatient suicide on psychiatric nurses and their need for support

  Not at all A little bit Moderately Quite a bit Extremely No/inappropriate answer Total
  n % n % n % n % n % n % n %
Any reminder brought back feelings about it 63 21.6 117 40.1 63 21.6 25 8.6 15 5.1 9 3.1 292 100
I had trouble staying asleep 206 70.5 37 12.7 28 9.6 8 2.7 1 0.3 12 4.1 292 100
Other things kept making me think about it 189 64.7 58 19.9 24 8.2 6 2.1 6 2.1 9 3.1 292 100
I felt irritable and angry 234 80.1 38 13.0 7 2.4 4 1.4 0 0.0 9 3.1 292 100
I avoided letting myself get upset when I thought about it or was reminded of it 145 49.7 91 31.2 24 8.2 17 5.8 5 1.7 10 3.4 292 100
I thought about it when I didn't mean to 133 45.5 100 34.2 31 10.6 14 4.8 3 1.0 11 3.8 292 100
I felt as if it hadn't happened or wasn't real 199 68.2 46 15.8 21 7.2 5 1.7 1 0.3 20 6.8 292 100
I stayed away from reminders about it 197 67.5 53 18.2 15 5.1 7 2.4 3 1.0 17 5.8 292 100
Pictures about it popped into my mind 193 66.1 59 20.2 14 4.8 8 2.7 3 1.0 15 5.1 292 100
I was jumpy and easily startled 172 58.9 63 21.6 24 8.2 11 3.8 9 3.1 13 4.5 292 100
I tried not to think about it 152 52.1 67 22.9 34 11.6 18 6.2 7 2.4 14 4.8 292 100
I was aware that I still had a lot of feelings about it,but I didn't deal with them 165 56.5 62 21.2 26 8.9 17 5.8 6 2.1 16 5.5 292 100
My feelings about it were kind of numb 162 55.5 70 24.0 35 12.0 6 2.1 2 0.7 17 5.8 292 100
I found myself acting or feeling as though I was back at that time 214 73.3 42 14.4 17 5.8 4 1.4 1 0.3 14 4.8 292 100
I had trouble falling asieep 212 72.6 38 13.0 14 4.8 10 3.4 4 1.4 14 4.8 292 100
I had waves of strong feelings about it 192 65.8 53 18.2 22 7.5 9 3.1 5 1.7 11 3.8 292 100
I tried to remove it from my memory 201 68.8 42 14.4 21 7.2 9 3.1 4 1.4 15 5.1 292 100
I had trouble concentrating 226 77.4 40 13.7 9 3.1 3 1.0 1 0.3 13 4.5 292 100
Reminders of it caused me to have physical reactions,such as sweating,trouble breathing,nausea,or a pounding heart 227 77.7 38 13.0 12 4.1 4 1.4 0 0.0 11 3.8 292 100
I had dreams about it 246 84.2 28 9.6 4 1.4 1 0.3 0 0.0 13 4.5 292 100
I felt watchful or on-guard 112 38.4 92 31.5 41 14.0 20 6.8 14 4.8 13 4.5 292 100
I tried not to talk about it 187 64.0 54 18.5 22 7.5 11 3.8 5 1.7 13 4.5 292 100
  1. Description: Scores of IES-R (Impact of Event Scale-Revised [Weiss & Marmar, 1997]).