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Table 5 The relationship of burnout to compassion satisfaction, secondary traumatic stress, personal meaning in patient care and intolerance of uncertainty in Australian GP registrars

From: A survey of resilience, burnout, and tolerance of uncertainty in Australian general practice registrars

  Low burnout (n = 109) Mean (SD) High burnout (n = 18) Mean (SD) p value
ProQOL    
Compassion satisfaction 36.8 (4.4) 33.9 (5.9) 0.63
Secondary traumatic stress 20.8 (4.0) 24.2 (4.6) 0.002*
Intolerance of Uncertainty Scale -12    
Prospective anxiety 19.7 (4.6) 23.3 (6.5) 0.005 *
Inhibitory anxiety 10.5 (3.8) 13.3 (4.3) 0.005 *
Total 30.2 (7.2) 36.6 (9.8) 0.001 *
Resilience Scale -14 75.8 (12.5) 67.7 (10.0) 0.010 *
Personal meaning in patient care 16.8 (3.2) 14.7 (3.3) 0.014 *
Physician response to uncertainty scale    
Anxiety due to uncertainty 18.8 (5.0) 21.7 (4.3) 0.02 *
Concern about bad outcomes 11.5 (3.4) 13.0 (4.0) 0.10
Reluctance to disclose uncertainty to patients 13.6 (3.8) 15.7 (3.3) 0.03*
Reluctance to disclose uncertainty to physicians 4.0 (1.9) 4.5 (2.1) 0.30
  1. *statistically significant result.