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Table 3 Professional’s profiles by subgroups: exposure to suicide, support and training

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

Subgroup Exposure to suicide Support Training
  Mean number of suicide during career Patient’s previous suicide attempt Suicide expected Saw body at suicide scene Support sought Sufficient support received Theoretical training Clinical training
A anticipators with support 2.7 59.0 % 100.0 % 12.8 % 26.2 % 87.3 % 41.0 % 26.8 %
B distant professionals 2.4 41.2 % 13.2 % 23.0 % 38.4 % 76.8 % 49.0 % 27.6 %
C no more contact with patient professionals 2.6 42.4 % 0.0 % 14.4 % 23.7 % 76.4 % 45.2 % 30.2 %
D concerned professionals 2.7 49.2 % 25.4 % 17.3 % 50.0 % 83.6 % 38.6 % 25.9 %
E unsupported professionals 3.2 46.5 % 31.4 % 17.1 % 54.0 % 0.0 % 33.4 % 16.3 %
Total 2.7 46.5 % 24.2 % 17.4 % 39.2 % 74.3 % 42.3 % 26.7 %
Differences between subgroups (p) 0.021a <0.001b <0.001b 0.007b <0.001b <0.001b 0.010b <0.009b
  1. Percentages and mean indicate the value within each subgroup
  2. aone-way analysis of variance
  3. bchi-square test