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Table 2 Professional and practice characteristics in the workplace

From: Burnout profiles among French workers in health units for inmates: results of the EHCAU study

  Full Sample Care Level 1 Care Level 2 Care Level 3  
N = 150 N = 78 N = 29 N = 43  
Characteristic N %/mean (SD) N %/mean (SD) N %/mean (SD) N %/mean (SD) p value
Occupational status          0.004
 Junior/senior doctor 29 19.3 15 19.2 7 24.1 7 16.3  
 Nurse/nursing auxiliary 80 53.3 40 51.3 10 34.5 30 69.8  
 Health nurse manager 6 4 3 3.8 2 6.9 1 2.3  
 Occupational therapist/physical therapist 3 2 2 2.6 0 0 1 2.3  
 Hospital service agent 2 1.3 0 0 0 0 2 4.7  
 Psychologist 21 14 15 19.2 6 20.7 0 0  
 Medical secretary 9 6 3 3.8 4 13.8 2 4.7  
Years in practice in the job          0.008
  < 4 years 19 12.7 5 6.4 10 34.5 4 9.3  
  ≥ 4 years and < 10 years 26 17.3 16 20.5 4 13.8 6 14  
  ≥ 10 years 105 70 57 73.1 15 51.7 33 76.7  
Years in practice in the current workplace          0.01
  < 4 years 56 37.3 26 33.3 17 58.6 13 30.2  
  ≥ 4 years and < 10 years 46 30.7 25 32.1 2 6.9 19 44.2  
  ≥ 10 years 48 32 27 34.6 10 34.5 11 25.6  
Hours worked per week 148 37.2 (8) 77 36.5 (8.2) 29 38.1 (6.2) 42 37.9 (8.8) 0.57
Irregular eating hours          0.002
 Never 69 46 40 51.3 20 69.0 9 20.9  
 Seldom 57 38 29 37.2 6 20.7 22 51.2  
 Often 15 10 5 6.4 2 6.9 8 18.6  
 Always 9 6 4 5.1 1 3.4 4 9.3  
Night work          < 0.0001
 Never 107 71.8 70 90.9 23 79.3 14 32.6  
 Seldom 13 8.7 3 3.9 4 13.8 6 14  
 Often 27 18.1 3 3.9 2 6.9 22 51.2  
 Always 2 1.3 1 1.3 0 0 1 2.3  
Exposure to verbal violence          < 0.0001
 Never 10 6.7 2 2.6 7 24.1 1 2.3  
 Seldom 79 52.7 49 62.8 16 55.2 14 32.6  
 Often 55 36.7 23 29.5 6 20.7 26 60.5  
 Always 6 4 4 5.1 0 0 2 4.7  
Exposure to physical violence          0.09
 Never 22 14.7 13 16.7 7 24.1 2 4.7  
 Seldom 98 65.3 52 66.7 18 62.1 28 65.1  
 Often 29 19.3 12 15.4 4 13.8 13 30.2  
 Always 1 0.7 1 1.3 0 0 0 0  
History of complaint procedures for aggression in the workplace (yes) 17 11.4 11 14.3 3 10.3 3 7 0.52
Training stage in prison during initial formation (yes) 48 32.2 23 29.9 10 34.5 15 34.9 0.82
Regular contact with departments of the local hospital (yes) 101 68.2 55 70.5 24 85.7 22 52.4 0.01
  1. Abbreviation: SD standard deviation