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Table 5 Mean Score by Construct and by Annual Number of Abuse Disclosures

From: Factors influencing identification of and response to intimate partner violence: a survey of physicians and nurses

  Never None this year 1–19 20+ Missing
Preparedness 2.45 (0.46) 2.88 (0.48)^ 2.90 (0.44)^ 3.34 (0.44)^* # 3.03 (0.60)
Self-confidence 2.70 (0.37) 2.97 (0.43)^ 2.99 (0.39)^ 3.42 (0.44)^* # 3.00 (0.63)
Practitioner lack of control 3.07 (0.39) 3.28 (0.35)^ 3.29 (0.38)^ 3.54 (0.36)^ 3.26 (0.40)
Comfort following disclosure 2.88 (0.51) 3.14 (0.44)^ 3.16 (0.49)^ 3.46 (0.47)^ 3.33 (0.56)
Professional supports 2.36 (0.48) 2.56 (0.54) 2.59 (0.56)^ 3.19 (0.58)^* # 2.46 (0.57)
Practice pressures 2.88 (0.39) 3.03 (0.42) 3.00 (0.49)^ 3.34 (0.55)^ 2.67 (0.42)
Abuse inquiry 2.62 (0.30) 2.88 (0.37)^ 2.96 (0.38)^ 3.26 (0.38)^* 2.98 (0.43)
Practitioner consequences of asking 2.86 (0.46) 2.98 (0.44) 3.01 (0.49)^ 3.18 (0.45) 2.63 (0.61)
  1. Number in parenthesis is the standard deviation associated with the mean; one-way ANOVA, Dunnett's t-test used to test significance of post hoc tests; ^: significantly higher than "never"; *significantly higher than "none this year"; #: significantly higher than "1–19 this year"; all cases p < 0.01