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Table 1 Descriptive statistics for baseline characteristics

From: Effectiveness of a group intervention to reduce the psychological distress of healthcare staff: a pre-post quasi-experimental evaluation

Variable (number of cases with missing data) Regular attenders (N = 51) Non-attenders (N = 223)
Gender: female (11) 88% 79%
Occupational group: medical/dental 14% 6%
Occupational group: nursing 44% 38%
Occupational group: allied health professionals 32% 22%
Occupational group: other (14) 10% 35%
Working hours: full time (19) 91% 81%
Grade: bands 1–5 23% 49%
Grade: band 6 20% 24%
Grade: band 7 37% 15%
Grade: bands 8/9 14% 10%
Grade: other (37) 6% 3%
Regular patient contact 82% 72%
Occasional patient contact 12% 11%
No patient contact (34) 6% 17%
Agea (11) 3.88 (1.08) 3.93 (1.05)
Length of serviceb (18) 4.00 (1.93) 4.08 (1.63)
  1. a Coded as 1 = 16–20, 2 = 21–30, 3 = 31–40, 4 = 41–50, 5 = 51–65, 6 = 66+
  2. b Coded as 1 = up to a year, 2 = 1–2 years, 3 = 3–5 years, 4 = 6–10 years, 5 = 11–15 years, 6 = over 1 years