Skip to main content

Table 2 First responders' selfreporting after 1/2, 2 1/2 and 4 1/2 years. Mean values. Values 1 (minimal) - 4 (maximal). Wg = workplace groups, Ng = Neighbourhood groups.

From: First responder resuscitation teams in a rural Norwegian community: sustainability and self-reports of meaningfulness, stress and mastering

  1/2 year 2 1/2 years 4 1/2 years
  Wg (N = 19) Ng
(N = 18)
Wg (N = 17) Ng (N = 14) Wg (N = 13) Ng (N = 12)
Physical health 3.3 3.7 3.2 3.0 3.5 3.3
Mental health 3.6 3.7 3.5 3.7 3.8 3.7
General anxiety 3.7 3.8 3.5 3.8 3.5 3.7
Health anxiety 3.6 3.7 3.6 3.4 3.5 3.6
Meaningfulness of task 3.6 3.4 3.5 3.6 3.2 3.4
Personal stress 1.5 1.6 1.3 1.7 1.3 1.8
Familiar stress 1.1 1.3 1.0 1.3 1.0 1.3
Sense of group performance 2.8 3.2 2.8 3.3 2.8 3.2
Training in between sessions 2.2 2.3 2.2 2.0 1.9 2.1
Selfrated mastering of CPR and defibrillation 2.9 3.1 2.9 3.4 2.8 3.2
Participated in action1 N = 1 N = 6 N = 0 N = 6 N = 1 N = 5
Selfrated performance of action 3 3.7 - 2.3 3 3.8
Change of enthusiasm after action2 2.0 2.2 - 2.7 2.0 2.0
  1. 1 Number of first responders who had participated in action since last return of questionnaire
  2. 2Values of variable: 1 = less enthusiastic 2 = unchanged 3 = more enthusiastic 4 = much more enthusiastic