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Table 5 Training and competence according to profession and city

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

  Stavropol Oslo Total
n = 112 Mean (95 % CI) n = 173 Mean (95 % CI) n = 285
Physicians and Nurses Psychologists p Physicians and Nurses Psychologists p Stavropol vs Oslo p
I think my present training has provided me with adequate skills to take care of people who have tried to commit suicide 3.6 (3.2–4.0) 2.4 (2.1–2.7) <0.001 4.0 (3.8–4.2) 4.0 (3.8–4.1) ns 2.8–4.0 0.001
I am in need of further training to work with patients who have tried to commit suicide 4.1 (3.8–4.5) 4.6 (4.4–4.7) 0.028 3.8 (3.6–4.1) 3.6 (3.4–3.8) ns 4.4–3.7 <0.001
Treatment service in mental health care works well for people who have tried to commit suicide 3.6 (3.1-4.0) 2.4 (2.2-2.7) <0.001 3.6 (3.4-3.7) 3.4 (3.2-3.6) ns 2.8-3.5 <0.001
Degree of interest in suicide prevention 2.8 (2.4–3.1) 3.2 (2.9–3.5) 0.055 3.9 (3.7–4.1) 3.1 (2.9–3.3) 0.025 3.1–3.8 <0.001
Gained supervision 2.8 (2.5–3.1) 2.4 (2.2–2.6) 0.025 3.5 (3.4–3.7) 3.1 (2.9–3.3) 0.001 2.6– 3.2 <0.001
  1. 1 = Totally disagree, 2 = Partly disagree, 3 = Nor agree or disagree, 4 = Partly agree, 5 = Totally agree
  2. CI = Confidence Interval
  3. Ns = Non significant