Table 2: The most and least identified stressful events by the participants.

Stress items

Mean

SD

The most stressful events

Dealing with physical and verbal abuse from patients or others

2.83

0.39

Insufficient training to work with difficult patients

2.16

1.00

Dealing with potentially suicidal patients

2.13

1.19

Having to deal with disturbed and unpredictable patients

2.12

1.35

Having to meet the demands of too many patients

1.98

1.26

The least stressful events

Discrepancy between job description and what are expected to do

0.96

0.86

Having to deal with colleagues who do not do their share of workload

1.09

0.89

Dealing with disagreements within the team about patientsí treatment

1.13

0.98

The lack of adequate financial reward for the job

1.15

0.65

Not being notified of changes before they occur

1.16

1.02