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Table 3 Scenario characteristics reported by medical student respondents (n = 209)

From: Moral distress and burnout in caring for older adults during medical school training

Scenarios123456789101112
Encountered the scenario, (n, %)131 (63%)114 (55%)128 (61%)79 (38%)70 (33%)29 (14%)110 (53%)54 (26%)100 (48%)103 (49%)122 (58%)58 (28%)
Experienced moral distress in response to scenarioa, (n, %)125 (95%)106 (93%)106 (83%)68 (86%)67 (96%)29 (100%)99 (90%)51 (94%)97 (97%)96 (93%)118 (97%)50 (86%)
Score among all, median (IQR)5 (3–6)5 (3–6)3 (2–5)5 (4–7)6 (5–7)6 (4–7)5 (3–6)5 (4–7)5 (4–7)6 (5–7)6 (5–8)6 (3–6)
Score among distressed, median (IQR)5 (3–6)5 (4–6)4 (2–5)5 (4–7)6 (5–7)6 (4–7)5 (3–6)5 (4–7)6 (4–7)6 (5–7)6 (5–8)6 (4–7)
Rotation experienced on which scenario most commonly experiencedbMed (90%)Med (91%)Med (93%)Med (84%)Surg (67%)Med (76%)Med (78%)Med (83%)Med (96%)Med (87%)Med (56%)Med (81%)
Neuro (37%)Neuro (39%)Neuro (39%)Surg (43%)Med (56%)Neuro (45%)Neuro (59%)Surg (67%)Neuro (44%)Surg (61%)Neuro (39%)Surg (59%)
Surg (26%)Surg (39%)Surg (32%)Neuro (30%)Neuro (39%)Surg (24%)Surg (50%)Neuro (52%)Surg (44%)Neuro (49%)Surg (33%)Neuro (48%)
       Gyn (26%)    
Setting in which scenario most commonly experiencedbICU (76%)Wards (68%)Wards (89%)Wards (92%)Wards (99%)Wards (83%)Wards (97%)Wards (96%)Wards (95%)Wards (94%)Wards (100%)Wards (98%)
Wards (56%)ICU (66%)ICU (38%)ICU (29%)ICU (19%)ICU (31%)ICU (34%)ICU (46%)ICU (44%)ICU (47%)ICU (24%)ICU (34%)
Out-patient (2%)Out-patient (4%)Out-patient (19%)Out-patient (10%)Out-patient (11%) Out-patient (19%)Out-patient (15%)Out-patient (25%)Out-patient (27%) Out-patient (31%)
  1. aDenominator is number who encountered the scenario
  2. bPercentages do not add to 100% because the choices were not mutually exclusive