Table 5

Mean Score by Construct and by Annual Number of Abuse Disclosures

Never

None this year

1–19

20+

Missing


Preparedness

2.45 (0.46)

2.88 (0.48)^

2.90 (0.44)^

3.34 (0.44)^* #

3.03 (0.60)

Self-confidence

2.70 (0.37)

2.97 (0.43)^

2.99 (0.39)^

3.42 (0.44)^* #

3.00 (0.63)

Practitioner lack of control

3.07 (0.39)

3.28 (0.35)^

3.29 (0.38)^

3.54 (0.36)^

3.26 (0.40)

Comfort following disclosure

2.88 (0.51)

3.14 (0.44)^

3.16 (0.49)^

3.46 (0.47)^

3.33 (0.56)

Professional supports

2.36 (0.48)

2.56 (0.54)

2.59 (0.56)^

3.19 (0.58)^* #

2.46 (0.57)

Practice pressures

2.88 (0.39)

3.03 (0.42)

3.00 (0.49)^

3.34 (0.55)^

2.67 (0.42)

Abuse inquiry

2.62 (0.30)

2.88 (0.37)^

2.96 (0.38)^

3.26 (0.38)^*

2.98 (0.43)

Practitioner consequences of asking

2.86 (0.46)

2.98 (0.44)

3.01 (0.49)^

3.18 (0.45)

2.63 (0.61)


Number in parenthesis is the standard deviation associated with the mean; one-way ANOVA, Dunnett's t-test used to test significance of post hoc tests; ^: significantly higher than "never"; *significantly higher than "none this year"; #: significantly higher than "1–19 this year"; all cases p < 0.01

Gutmanis et al. BMC Public Health 2007 7:12   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-7-12

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