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Table 5 Questions concerning need for mental health care programs.

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

  Not at all Don't think so Think so Strongly think so No/inappropriate answer Total
  n % n % n % n % n % n %
Mental health care programs following patient suicide are necessary for medical staff. 1 0.2 22 4.1 153 28.8 283 53.3 72 13.6 531 100.0
Mental health issues cannot be solved by oneself. 4 0.8 57 10.7 315 59.3 122 23.0 33 6.2 531 100.0
Inaction worsens mental health issues. 7 1.3 60 11.3 323 60.8 104 19.6 37 7.0 531 100.0
Inappropriate mental health care may cause staff to resign. 9 1.7 90 16.9 259 48.8 138 26.0 35 6.6 531 100.0
Mental health care programs help to prevent suicide. 12 2.3 97 18.3 290 54.6 94 17.7 38 7.2 531 100.0
Proper knowledge about suicide should be needed. 2 0.4 18 3.4 276 52.0 201 37.9 34 6.4 531 100.0
Staff should share information on the course of events that led to suicide. 1 0.2 25 4.7 268 50.5 204 38.4 33 6.2 531 100.0
Mental health care programs should cover all medical staff. 5 0.9 43 8.1 278 52.4 169 31.8 36 6.8 531 100.0
Mental health care programs will reduce staff's psychological burdens. 5 0.9 61 11.5 305 57.4 124 23.4 36 6.8 531 100.0
Discussion about the cause of suicide is useful for mental health management. 6 1.1 81 15.3 304 57.3 103 19.4 37 7.0 531 100.0
Mental health care programs involving external professionals should be considered. 7 1.3 99 18.6 290 54.6 98 18.5 37 7.0 531 100.0
  1. Description: Whether the nurses recognized the need for mental health programs.