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Table 4 Individual satisfaction

From: Germany-wide evaluation of residency in neurological intensive care medicine

  Residents (n = 83)mean ± standard deviation Instructors (n = 69)mean ± standard deviation F-value (p-value)
I enjoy working in the ICU 4.22 0.90 4.62 0.81 8.12 (.005)
I enjoy working as a clinical educator - - 4.75 0.50 -
I am satisfied with the training in the ICU 3.67 0.95 3.58 1.06 n. s
I can easily combine work in the ICU with my private life 3.05 1.13 - - -
My supervisors show me appreciation 4.01 0.86 4.18 0.88 n. s
There is a good working atmosphere in the ICU 3.89 1.00 4.13 0.81 n. s
I feel ethically burdened by the work in the ICU 3.20 1.30 3.60 1.12 4.14 (.044)
I feel psychologically burdened by the work in the ICU 3.25 1.27 3.66 1.03 4.44 (.037)
I feel physically stressed by the work in the ICU 2.88 1.15 3.63 1.10 16.56 (.000)
I feel sufficiently trained for the activities in the ICU. / After the training period, residents are sufficiently trained for work in the ICU 3.33 1.11 3.58 0.99 n. s
I feel safe during activities such as the placement of central venous catheters, intubation, etc. / Activities such as the placement of central venous catheters, intubation etc. are safely mastered by the resident 3.43 1.17 3.88 0.98 6.46 (.012)
It is always possible for me/the resident to ask a specialist for advice and/or help 3.99 1.06 4.81 0.47 n. s
My supervisors support my work as an educator - - 3.88 0.91 -
I feel sufficiently trained in making ethically difficult decisions 3.11 0.90 - - -
I am afraid of doing something wrong at work in the ICU 2.60 1.15 - - -
When working with critically ill patients, I am afraid to make mistakes 2.51 1.08 - - -
I have already made mistakes at work that could have been avoided by better training 3.45 1.00 - - -
I would like to have a permanent contact person who provides me with professional support during the rotation in the ICU 3.98 1.17 - - -
I dare to speak openly about grievances in my ICU 3.87 0.78 - - -
I / Residents have the opportunity to actively participate in the continuing education in the ICU 3.54 0.98 3.78 0.97 n. s
Formal feedback is regularly given during rotation in the ICU 2.30 1.23 3.62 0.96 52.35 (.000)
I would like to have regular feedback. / I regularly give the residents a structured feedback for their work 1.85 0.69 2.33 0.92 13.44 (.000)
Length of stay or duration of ventilation in my ICU are influenced by economic factors 3.40 1.18 - - -
I consider an examination of the intensive care knowledge (e.g. before the first service) to be useful to ensure the quality of patient care 3.70 1.12 3.72 1.15 n. s
If mistakes are made at work, these are discussed in the team and possibilities for improvement are sought together 3.30 1.02 4.28 0.78 42.15 (.000)
Before my rotation to the ICU, I was afraid of the confrontation with critically ill patients 2.38 1.24 - - -
I would like to have a better education as a clinical educator - - 2.85 1.25 -
  1. Some statements were evaluated only by the representatives of one group
  2. The sum value of the items that were determined to both groups served as level for satisfaction of the neurological medical training (residents: 3.34 ± 0.54; instructors: 3.79 ± 0.41)
  3. The internal consistency of those items was examined and showed a good Cronbach's alpha > 0.780 for both groups
  4. The statements were evaluated on the basis of a Likert scale (1 = "Do not agree at all", 2 = "Rather not agree", 3 = "Neutral", 4 = "Rather agree", 5 = "Fully agree")
  5. Results of ANOVA are given with F- and p-value (n. s. = non significant)