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Table 1 Characteristics of the sample for Phase 1

From: An international tool to measure perceived stressors in intensive care units: the PS-ICU scale

  Canada Spain France Italy Total
Number of participants 42 40 43 40 165
Nurses 22 (52.4) 20 (50) 22 (51.2) 20 (50) 84 (50.9)
Physicians 20 (47.6) 20 (50) 21 (48.8) 20 (50) 81 (49.1)
Female/male ratio 20/22 22/18 26/17 26/14 94/71
Mean age 38.7 ± 10.9 38.1 ± 8.8 36 ± 7.5 33.1 ± 6.8 36.4 ± 8.8
Mean years since professional qualification 10.5 ± 10 (median: 8; IQR = 2.6–19) 13.1 ± 8.1 (median: 10.8; IQR: 8.2–18.8) 6 ± 5.7 (median: 3.8; IQR: 3–7) 8.5 ± 5.9 (median: 7.5; IQR: 3.9–11.8) 9.5 ± 8 (median: 7; IQR: 3–13.6)
Mean years in ICU 7.7 ± 4.6 (median: 5; IQR: 3.5–8) 8.6 ± 9.3 (median: 4; IQR: 1.3–14) 5.1 ± 5.8 (median: 2.5; IQR: 1.1–6) 8.2 ± 6.8 (median: 5.8; IQR: 2.8–14) 7.3 ± 7.8 (median: 4; IQR: 1.5–10.9)
  1. Data represents n (%) or means ± SD; IQR, interquartile range (Q1–Q3)