Table 2

Burnout, secondary traumatic stress, compassion satisfaction and resilience in different grades and specialty groups

Burnout—mean (SD)Secondary traumatic stress—mean (SD)Compassion satisfaction—mean (SD)Resilience—mean (SD)
Grade
 FY156.1 (6.8)63.8 (8.4)47.4 (5.7)64.6 (10.5)
 FY2/core trainee55.7 (8.6)62.6 (9.8)47.7 (6.9)72.1 (10.2)
 Registrar or equivalent56.1 (10.0)63.7 (8.2)49.4 (9.2)67.4 (14.5)
 Consultant53.7 (9.4)63.2 (9.0)50.5 (8.5)69.5 (12.3)
 General practitioner57.2 (9.9)61.4 (8.0)48.8 (9.6)69.6 (12.3)
p=0.15p=0.96p=0.29p=0.28
General practice57.9 (9.7)63.0 (8.7)48.9 (9.4)69.2 (11.7)
Hospital doctors54.7 (9.5)63.3 (9.0)49.4 (8.9)68.9 (12.7)
p=0.042p=0.87p=0.74p=0.86
Surgical specialties50.6 (8.5)59.8 (7.0)53.0 (8.0)74.2 (12.5)
Non-surgical specialties56.5 (9.5)64.3 (9.2)48.3 (8.9)67.4 (12.2)
p<0.001p<0.001p<0.001p<0.001
  • For each score, population norms are mean=50, SD 10.

  • For details of statistical test, see ‘Methods’.