Table 6

 Differences in presentation of psychological symptoms between emergency department and psychiatric ward staff

Symptoms with different presentation between two groupsEmergency DepartmentPsychiatric wardp Value
n (%)n (%)
*p<0.05.
**p<0.01.
†Fisher’s exact test.
‡Pearson χ2 test.
§0, 1, 2, 3, and 4 indicate “not stressed”, “mildly stressed”, “moderately stressed”, “obviously stressed”, and “extremely stressed”.
¶0, 1, 2, 3, and 4 indicate “never”, “once”, “twice to three times”, “four to six times”, and “every day.” stressed
††0 indicates “not stresssed” or “the same as usual”, and 1 indicates “badly” or “worse than ever”.
Severity of Chinese version DTS symptoms Severity rating§
Acting and feeling as if the trauma were recurring0.040‡*
024 (37.5)18 (72.0)
114 (21.9)4 (16.0)
219 (29.7)2 (8.0)
33 (4.7)1 (4.0)
44 (6.2)0 (0.0)
Irritability0.025‡*
029 (45.3)21(84.0)
117 (26.5)2 (8.0)
214 (21.9)2 (8.0)
33 (4.7)0 (0.0)
41 (1.6)0 (0.0)
Frequency of Chinese version DTS symptoms Frequency rating¶
Acting and feeling as if the trauma were recurring0.044‡*
020 (32.3)17(68.0)
127 (43.5)6 (24.0)
212 (19.4)2 (8.0)
32 (3.2)0 (0.0)
41 (1.6)0 (0.0)
Irritability0.008‡**
025 (40.3)21 (84.0)
126 (42.0)3 (12.0)
28 (12.9)1 (4.0)
32 (3.2)0 (0.0)
41 (1.6)0 (0.0)
Severity of CHQ-12 symptoms Severity rating††
Difficulty in getting along with0.038†*
family or friends
050 (78.1)25 (96.2)
114 (21.9)1 (3.8)