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Table 2 Moral Distress Scale-Revised scores according to professional category and workplace

From: Moral distress and its contribution to the development of burnout syndrome among critical care providers

  Physicians (n = 29) Mean (SDa) Nurses (n = 51) Mean (SD) Nurse Technicians (n = 85) Mean (SD) Respiratory therapists (n = 50) Mean (SD) p* ICUb (n = 99) Mean (SD) Step-down unit (n = 87) Mean (SD) p**
Frequency 39.4 (9.8) 40.0 (13.7) 39.2 (14.3) 38.4 (13.8) 0.946 39.2 (13.3) 39.2 (14.7) 0.992
Intensity 47.8 (12.4) 40.7 (16.3) 40.5 (17.8) 41.1 (18.0) 0.219 43.8 (16.9) 37.2 (17.4) 0.010
Total 105.6 (42.0) 107.7 (60.4) 109.9 (63.2) 104.9 (60.9) 0.967 111.5 (57.6) 104.5 (66.0) 0.446
  1. * One-way ANOVA
  2. ** Student’s t test
  3. aStandard deviation
  4. bIntensive care unit