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Table 2 Willing and understanding attitudes towards suicidal patients (USP)

From: Attitudes towards suicidal behaviour in outpatient clinics among mental health professionals in Oslo

  CAPn = 100Mean (95% CI) DPCn = 120Mean (95% CI) Totaln = 220Mean (95% CI) p
Women (n = 140) 19.4 (18.3–20.6) 18.1 (17.2–19.0) 18.7 (17.7–19.2) 0.065
Men (n = 77) 18.8 (17.4–20.2) 18.6 (17.4–19.8) 18.7 (17.8–19.6) 0.848
Physicians (n = 32) 18.9 (15.9–21.8) 18.9 (17.0–20.8) 18.9 (17.3–20.4) 0.976
Psychologists (n = 103) 18.5 (17.4–19.7) 18. 3 (17.2–19.4) 18.4 (17.6–19.2) 0.802
Nurses (n = 33) * 18.1 (16.8–19.4) 18.1 (16.8–19.4) *
Social workers (n = 23) 20.5 (17.6–23.4) 18.5 (16.4–20.6) 19.6 (17.8–21.4) 0.269
Others (n = 29) 20.2 (18.1–22.3) 17.1 (13.3–21.1)** 19.6 (17.8–21.4) 0.163
Total (n = 220) 19.2 (18.3–20.1) 18.3 (17.6–19.0) 18.7 (18.2–19.3) 0.108
  1. Understanding of Suicidal Patient Scale (USP). CAP: Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. DPC: District Psychiatric Centres. * No nurses are employed in CAP. ** Too few to consider. Scale: 11 = positive to 55 = negative. ns = not significant.