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Table 3 Satisfaction

From: Residents' perceptions of a night float system

Item Overall
(SD)
Intern Resident p
Mood is better 3.5 (1.1) 3.9 3.2 <.001
Less stressed 3.6 (1.0) 3.9 3.4 .003
More well-rested 3.5 (1.1) 3.8 3.2 .001
More motivated 3.3 (1.1) 3.6 3.0 .003
Quality of one's time outside the hospital better 3.4 (1.2) 3.8 3.0 <.001
Family/personal life suffers 3.0 (1.1) 2.7 3.2 .016
More likely to develop a "shift-work" mentality 3.4 (1.0) 2.9 3.6 <.001
Feel less of a sense of responsibility 2.9 (1.1) 2.5 3.0 .009
More rested during call month because of NF 4.0 (.83) 4.3 3.9 .002
Learn more during call month because of NF 3.5 (.99) 3.7 3.4 -
Happier during call month because of NF 4.0 (.83) 4.2 3.7 <.001
Overall call month experience improved by NF 3.9 (.90) 4.2 3.6 <.001
Support 80-hour work week requirement 4.0 (1.1) 4.1 3.8 -
Prefer traditional overnight call system 2.5 (1.2) 2.1 2.9 <.001
Night float is a very valuable rotation 3.4 (1.0) 3.7 3.1 <.001
  1. Significant p values shown for differences in means between interns and residents