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Table 1 Comparison of healthcare professionals’ characteristics between participants who reported at least one regret and participants who reported having never had a regret during the 5 last years

From: Validation of the German version of two scales (RIS, RCS-HCP) for measuring regret associated with providing healthcare

  No regret
N = 165
At least 1 regret
N = 329
P-value
Age <30 34 (21.7%) 56 (18.1%) 0.24
31–39 61 (38.9%) 101 (32.7%)
40–49 39 (24.8%) 90 (29.1%)
>50 23 (14.6%) 62 (20.1%)
Sex Woman 138 (83.6%) 266 (80.9%) 0.52
Man 27 (16.4%) 63 (19.1%)
Profession Non Physicians 138 (87.9%) 217 (70.9%) <0.001
Physicians 19 (12.1%) 89 (29.1%)
Professional status Nurse/resident 115 (74.2%) 201(66.8%) 0.13
Supervisor 40 (25.8%) 100 (33.2%)
Percentage of clinical activity 0–50% 14 (9.0%) 22 (7.1%) 0.76
51–80% 41 (26.3%) 85 (27.4%)
81–100% 101 (64.7%) 203 (65.5%)
Years of Experience 1–2 8 (5.2%) 24 (7.9%) 0.002
3–5 14 (9.1%) 41 (13.5%)
6–10 39 (25.3%) 33 (10.9%)
11–20 46 (29.9%) 109 (36.0%)
>20 47 (30.5%) 96 (31.7%)
Nightshifts during last month 0 75 (48.1%) 143 (45.8%) 0.52
1–3 26 (16.7%) 48 (15.4%)
4–6 36 (23.1%) 63 (20.2%)
7–9 13 (8.3%) 39 (12.5%)
>9 6 (3.8%) 19 (6.1%)
Self-reported health Excellent 25 (15.2%) 63 (19.1%) 0.66
Very good 70 (42.4%) 132 (40.1%)
Good 54 (32.7%) 95 (28.8%)
Fair 10 (6.1%) 18 (5.5%)
Poor 0 1 (0.3%)
Sick leave during last 6 month None −3 days 143 (89.4%) 295 (94.9%) 0.04
>3 days 17 (10.6%) 16 (5.1.%)
Scores, mean (SD)
 Job Satisfaction (range 1–7) 4.8 (1.1) 4.7 (1.1) 0.16
 Sleep (range 0–28) 6.4 (4.9) 5.9 (4.9) 0.25
  1. SD standard deviation