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Table 3 Differences in compassion fatigue level in relation to socio-demographic and substance use

From: Compassion fatigue and substance use among nurses

Variable M (SD) Test value P value
Type of hospital
 Psychiatric hospital 44.4 (19.2) 8.92 .000
 Governmental hospital 36.7 (16.5)   
 Educational (training) hospital 46.7 (15.1)   
Gender
 Male 44.3 (19.3) 2.43 .015
 Female 39.0 (16.4)   
Marital status
 Married 42.8 (17.2) 2.66 .008
 Not married 36.9 (18.0)   
Income
 Less or equal 600 40.3 (18.3) .959 .34
 More than 600 42.6 (15.7)   
Smoking
 Yes 44.5 (17.4) 2.19 .029
 No 39.4 (17.6)   
Alcohol
 Yes 44.1(21.8) .912 .363
 No 40.6 (17.3)   
Sleeping pills
 Yes 50.5 (19.4) 4.13 .000
 No 39.0 (16.7)   
Power drinks
 Yes 47.6 (19.3) 3.10 .002
 No 39.4 (16.9)   
Coffee
 Yes 41.3 (18.6) .493 .62
 No 40.1 (15.5)   
Antidepressants
 Yes 48.0 (16.9) 2.82 .005
 No 39.7 (17.6)   
Anti-anxiety drugs
 Yes 45.9 (16.9) 2.17 .031
 No 39.9 (17.7)   
Amphetamines
 Yes 45.5 (15.3) 1.60 .10
 No 40.3 (17.9)   
Analgesic drugs
 Yes 41.2 (20.5) .257 .797
 No 40.7 (15.6)