Table 1

The changes in residents' career satisfaction, attitudes and emotional states before and after implementation of the duty hour requirements.

Selected group comparison

The entire cohort Post:Pre

PostV:PreM

PostNV:PreM

PostV:PostNV


Satisfaction

0.96

0.41

0.96

0.41

Competent

0.67

0.21

0.95

0.29

Excited

0.72

0.75

0.47

0.72

Important

0.50

0.69

0.82

0.51

Relieved

0.01

0.09

0.04

0.65

Useful

0.10

0.05

0.80

0.13


Angry

0.17

0.02

0.36

0.14

Anxious

0.73

0.27

0.39

0.20

Bored

0.04

0.01

0.40

0.11

Depressed

0.12

0.00

0.33

0.01

Defeated

0.06

0.00

0.03

0.06

Fatigued

0.66

0.00

0.19

0.00

Inferior

0.67

0.00

0.83

0.00

Lonely

0.29

0.00

0.52

0.00

Nervous

0.23

0.57

0.32

0.10

Overwhelmed

0.50

0.12

0.47

0.40


The p-values were computed by the Fisher's exact test. The p-values in italics are significant at 5% level.

• Selected group: residents from programs where there were violations.

• PostV: violators of the selected group in the survey after implementation.

• PostNV: non-violators of the selected group in the survey after implementation.

• PreM: pre intervention residents in those programs where there were violations in the post intervention survey.

Choi et al. BMC Medical Education 2006 6:53   doi:10.1186/1472-6920-6-53

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