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Table 4 Professionals' profiles by subgroups: gender, age, profession, work setting, and experience

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

Subgroup  
  Men Mean age (years) Psychiatrists Nurses Work setting: institution Mean length of professional experience experience (years)
A anticipators with support 31.7 % 43.1 17.5 % 52.4 % 92.1 % 17.7
B distant professionals 35.8 % 44.7 31.8 % 37.1 % 84.1 % 17.9
C no more contact with patient professionals 23.7 % 44.4 19.1 % 44.6 % 87.3 % 18.1
D concerned professionals 45.5 % 47.9 32.4 % 28.7 % 77.5 % 20.2
E unsupported professionals 25.5 % 46.0 11.8 % 64.7 % 92.2 % 19.7
Total 35.3 % 45.7 26.1 % 39.3 % 83.8 % 18.9
Differences between subgroups (p) <0.001a <0.001b <0.001a <0.001a 0.006a 0.120b
  1. Percentages and means indicate the value within each subgroup
  2. achi-square test
  3. bone-way analysis of variance