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Table 2 FBAS – stress items and profession

From: Job stress and job satisfaction of physicians, radiographers, nurses and physicists working in radiotherapy: a multicenter analysis by the DEGRO Quality of Life Work Group

Item Total Physician
Mean SD
Nurse
Mean SD
Radiographer
Mean SD
Physicist
Mean SD
"too much office work" 2.15 3.40 2.39 1.21 2.15
  ± 1.73 ± 1.42 ± 1.69 ± 1.48 ± 1.45
"having conflicting demands on the time" 2.95 3.36 3.11 2.70 2.82
  ± 1.62 ± 1.47 ± 1.76 ± 1.57 ± 1.50
"illdefined responsibilities" 2.57 3.13 2.78 2.15 2.19
  ± 1.67 ± 1.52 ± 1.60 ± 1.73 ± 1.65
"breaking off a conversation with the patient" 2.40 3.10 2.80 2.17 0.31
  ± 1.68 ± 1.54 ± 1.52 ± 1.60 ± 0.87
"disruption of home life through spending long hours at work" 1.88 2.82 1.31 0.88 2.16
  ± 1.89 ± 1.93 ± 1.66 ± 1.54 ± 1.78
"underpayment" 2.89 3.07 3.21 2.64 2.34
  ± 1.74 ± 1.74 ± 1.67 ± 1.74 ± 1.74
"permanent ringing of telephone" 2.70 2.76 3.53 2.26 1.76
  ± 1.74 ± 1.78 ± 1.46 ± 1.83 ± 1.62
"against the conviction patients were kept alive with all resorts" 2.45 1.37 3.22 2.88 0.70
  ± 1.88 ± 1.62 ± 1.79 ± 1.69 ± 1.16
"stress due to patient's disease progression" 2.71 2.71 2.93 2.79 1.21
  ± 1.42 ± 1.35 ± 1.41 ± 1.21 ± 1.62
"high physical workload" 2.18 1.16 2.84 2.76 0.64
  ± 1.66 ± 1.38 ± 1.69 ± 1.33 ± 0.90
"patients suffering of my therapy" 2.20 1.93 2.23 2.74 0.42
  ± 1.67 ± 1.51 ± 1.77 ± 1.53 ± 1.09