Table 2

Relationship between external stressors and ANTS scores

Without additional stressors*
(mean±SD)
With additional stressors*
(mean±SD)
Difference between means
(95% CI)
p Value
Total ANTS score45.6±4.041.7±4.43.9 (2.4 to 5.5)<0.001
Domains
 Task management12.4±1.611.5±1.60.9 (0.3 to 1.5)0.003
 Team working15.4±1.714.2±1.51.3 (0.7 to 1.8)<0.001
 Situation awareness9.5±0.88.8±1.00.7 (0.2 to 1.1)0.004
 Decision-making8.3±1.47.2±1.01.1 (0.6 to 1.5)<0.001
  • *Unadjusted summary statistics

  • †Adjusted for period effects

  • ANTS, Anaesthetists’ Non-Technical Skills.