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Table 1 Content of the items on the Short Professional Quality of Life Scale

From: Development and validation of the Short Professional Quality of Life Scale based on versions IV and V of the Professional Quality of Life Scale

Dimension Original item number Item content Short ProQOL item number
CF 9 I think I might have been ‘infected’ by the traumatic stress of those I help (version IV)
I think that I might have been affected by the traumatic stress of those I help (version V)
1
BO 10 I feel trapped in my work as a helper (version IV)
I feel trapped by my job as a helper (version V)
2
CS 12 I like my work as a helper (versions IV and V) 3
CF 13 I feel depressed as a result of my work as a helper (version IV)
I feel depressed as because of the traumatic experiences of the people I help (version V)
4
CS 18 My work makes me feel satisfied (versions IV and V) 5
BO 19 I feel exhausted because of my work as a helper (version IV)
I feel worn out because of my work as a helper (version V)
6
BO 21 I feel overwhelmed by the amount of work or the size of the work load I have to deal with (version IV)
I feel overwhelmed because the size of my workload seems endless (version V)
7
CF 25 As a result of my helping, I have intrusive, frightening thoughts (versions IV and V) 8
CS 30 I am happy that I chose to do this work (versions IV and V) 9
  1. BO burnout, CF compassion fatigue, CS compassion satisfaction