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Table 5 Spearman rank-order correlation between number of critical incident characteristics endorsed and post-critical incident variables

From: The critical incident inventory: characteristics of incidents which affect emergency medical technicians and paramedics

  Situational (6-item) Systemic (8-item) Personal (8-item) Total (36-item) Total (22-item) Total (14-item)
Peritraumatic dissociation 0.35*** 0.22** 0.47*** 0.51*** 0.46*** 0.50***
Post-CI prolonged physical arousal 0.19** 0.22** 0.39*** 0.37*** 0.38*** 0.37***
Post-CI prolonged distressing feelings 0.16* 0.16* 0.36*** 0.32*** 0.33*** 0.32***
Post-CI prolonged social withdrawal 0.23** 0.18** 0.32*** 0.35*** 0.35*** 0.32***
Post-CI prolonged insomnia 0.19** 0.18** 0.39*** 0.41*** 0.37*** 0.37***
Post-CI prolonged irritability 0.23** 0.27*** 0.33*** 0.37*** 0.35*** 0.36***
Current depressive symptoms 0.11 0.21** 0.30*** 0.30*** 0.26*** 0.29**
Current posttraumatic symptoms 0.22** 0.21** 0.39*** 0.38*** 0.39*** 0.39***
Current burnout symptoms 0.17* 0.20** 0.24** 0.27*** 0.25** 0.26**
  1. * p<0.05; ** p<0.01; *** p<0.001.