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Table 4 Experience, competence, interest in suicide prevention and view of religion (%)

From: Attitudes toward suicidal behaviour among professionals at mental health outpatient clinics in Stavropol, Russia and Oslo, Norway

  Stavropol Oslo Stavropol Oslo
n = 112 n = 173 n = 285
Physicians and nurses % Psychologists % p Physicians and nurses % Psychologists % p % % p
Experienced lost of own patient to suicide 23 11 ns 36 14 <0.001 15 23 ns
Experienced suicide attempt in own patient 65 45 ns 79 73 ns 50 76 <0.001
Experience self-harm in own patient 69 58 ns 95 91 ns 62 92 <0.001
Course in suicide prevention 11 19 ns 78 78 ns 15 78 <0.001
Written guidelines; suicide prevention 44 13 p = 0.002 87 92 ns 23 90 <0.001
Need education in suicide prevention 70 82 ns 70 73 ns 78 73 ns
My religious background determines my views of suicide 33 27 ns 18 2 p = 0.036 29 3 <0.001
  1. Scale: Yes or no
  2. Scale for “need education in suicide prevention” and “religious background”: In very high degree, In fairly high degree, In moderate degree, In limited extent, Not at all. Here % of very high and fairly high degree
  3. Ns = Non significant