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Table 3 Statistical significance in important support for new professionals in the EMS, based on Gender, Years of prior EMS experience and Geographic region

From: Treat me nice! –a cross-sectional study examining support during the first year in the emergency medical services

Statement Gender Years of EMS experience Geographic region
Male Female p-value <  3 yrs >  3 yrs p-value Urban Rural p-value
Have a structured introduction period 6,67 6,68 0,246 6.75 6,72 0,752 6,77 6,68 0,579
Get peer support debriefing in extreme situations 6,70 6,73 0,716 6,70 6,72 0,891 6,59 6,82 0,108
Have a trustworthy colleague 6,55 6,79 0,007* 6,69 6,68 0,943 6,62 6,87 0,016*
Have access to applicable medical guidelines 6,59 6,76 0,063 6,72 6,67 0,624 6,31 6,75 0,027*
Be respected and accepted by the colleagues at the ambulance station 6,43 6,73 0,001* 6,53 6,61 0,447 6,41 6,75 0,019*
There is an open climate at the ambulance station 6,46 6,64 0,046* 6,67 6,51 0,086 6,41 6,65 0,137
Trust in the ambulance station manager 6.31 6,65 0,002* 6,63 6,45 0,073 6,36 6,58 0,151
The organization is characterized by professionalism 6,33 6,63 0,008* 6,52 6,49 0,819 6,13 6,68 0,013*
Practice methods to get a structured way to work (e.g. according to the ABCDE-principle) 6,36 6,62 0,035* 6,61 6,46 0,246 6,49 6,53 0,812
The organization is characterized by equally 6,38 6,60 0,076 6,52 6,49 0,871 6,15 6,73 0,010*
Have an experienced colleague 6,31 6,61 0,013* 6,67 6,40 0,008* 6,38 6,48 0,630
Participate in courses along with experienced colleagues 6,27 6,58 0,008* 6,44 6,43 0,977 6,38 6,57 0,228
Get feedback on the own actions from the receiving unit 6,31 6,48 0,200 6,39 6,41 0,895 6,36 6,52 0,457
The organization provides time for professional development activities 6,08 6,31 0,061 6,23 6,19 0,767 6,28 6,24 0,816
  1. *p < 0.05