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Table 2 Comparison of the outcome variables for the respondents of this study (N = 152) with normative data and the number (percentage) of respondents reaching the sub-clinical and clinical cutoffs for PTSD, anxiety, depression, somatic complaints and the clinical cutoff for perceived fatigue

From: The impact of occupational hazards and traumatic events among Belgian emergency physicians

Outcome variable Means (SD) Sign. Cutoff Subclinical level Cutoff Clinical level
PTSR (IES)     N (%)   N (%)
Emergency Physicians Missing 2 resp. 10.98 (13.97) ** 20–25 30 (19.8 %) ≥26 22 (14.5 %)
Normative sample 8.10 (12.30)
Anxiety (BSI)     N (%)   N (%)
Emergency Physicians 0.61 (0.72) * 0.42–1.37 68 (44.7 %) ≥1.38 16 (10.5 %)
Normative sample 0.33 (0.51)
Depression (BSI)     N (%)   N (%)
Emergency Physicians 0.55 (0.71) * 0.36–1.73 64 (44.1.x %) ≥1.74 12 (7.9 %)
Normative sample 0.31 (0.53)
Somatic complaints (PHQ 15)     N (%)   N (%)
Emergency Physicians 5.99 (4.69) * 5–9 82 (53.9 %) ≥10 26 (17.1 %)
Normative sample 3.80 (4.10)
Perceived fatigue (CIS-20R)       N (%)
Emergency Physicians 29.63 (16.73) *    >35 52 (34.2 %)
Normative sample 17.30 (10.10)
  1. Abbreviations: ** Correlation is significant at the 0.01 level.* at the 0.05 level, resp. = respondents
  2. Bold values denote significant treatment differences