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Table 3 The relationship between practice area at baseline and the level of psychological distress at follow-up.

From: Work factors and psychological distress in nurses' aides: a prospective cohort study

Practice area N b (se)
Somatic hospital department 528 - 0.011 (0.019)
Psychiatric hospital department 296 - 0.053 (0.025) *
Paediatric hospital department 71 - 0.052 (0.048)
Nursing home 1705 0.006 (0.013)
Home for the aged 279 0.006 (0.025)
Apartment unit for the aged 102 0.124 (0.040) **
Community nurse unit 659 0.002 (0.017)
Institution for mentally handicapped 417 0.012 (0.021)
Other 259 - 0.023 (0.026)
  1. Results of nine multivariate, linear regression analyses, where persons working in each practice area were compared with persons not working in this area.
  2. N = number of persons in each practice area (the categories are not mutually exclusive, and some persons reported working in two areas).
  3. b (se) = unstardardised regression coefficients (standard error), adjusted for baseline level of psychological distress, changes in the work situation between baseline and follow-up, age, gender, marital status, number of preschool children, pregnancy, the extent of engagement in special tasks of care taking during leisure time, regular physical exercise, the extent the respondents were bothered by long-term health problems of any kind, and years of experience as nurses' aide.
  4. * P < 0.05; ** P < 0.01.