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Table 2 Professionals' profiles by subgroups: relationship with the patient

From: Stress reactions after a patient suicide and their relations to the profile of mental health professionals

Subgroup Last contact before suicide 24 h or less Responsibility for patient Still in contact with patient Mean length of relationship (years) Closeness to patient
A anticipators with support 17.5 % 23.8 % 12.7 % 1.8 31.7 %
B distant professionals 41.7 % 61.6 % 100.0 % 1.2 0.0 %
C no more contact with patient professionals 22.9 % 18.5 % 0.0 % 1.0 19.1 %
D concerned professionals 34.4 % 76.2 % 91.8 % 2.4 100.0 %
E unsupported professionals 31.4 % 17.6 % 35.3 % 1.2 100.0 %
Total 31.5 % 49.8 % 60.2 % 1.7 51.8 %
Differences between subgroups (p) <0.001a <0.001a <0.001a <0.001b <0.001a
  1. Percentages and mean indicate the value within each subgroup
  2. achi-square test
  3. bone-way analysis of variance