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Table 1 Nurses’ emotions during treatment of patients with NSSI

From: The attitudes and feelings of mental health nurses towards adolescents and young adults with nonsuicidal self-injuring behaviors

  Average SD Comparison to “Powerlessness”
Z p
I feel powerless 3.55 1.038   
I face uncertainty 3.21 1.225 30.084 0.002
I feel fear 3.07 1.204 3.700  < 0.001
I feel anger 2.34 1.172 5.864  < 0.001
I feel despair 2.07 1.087 6.595  < 0.001
  1. The emotions were determined using a 5-point Likert scale (5 = I completely agree; 1 = I don't agree at all); SD standard deviation; Z—the Wilcox pair nonparametric test was applied for the comparison of “powerlessness” with each of the other 4 remaining emotions. Statistically significant differences (p < 0.05) are in italic