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Table 4 Deployment effect on personal and professional development

From: Self-perceived preparedness and training needs of healthcare personnel on humanitarian mission: a pre- and post-deployment survey

  Median (IQR)
N (%)
Deployment effect on
Trauma management skillsa 4.0 (IQR 2.0)
Missing 3 (5.2%)
Skills of primary specialisma 4.0 (IQR 2.0)
Missing 8 (13.8%)
Personal developmentb 5.0 (IQR 1.3)
Missing 4 (6.9%)
Private situationb 3.0 (IQR 1.0)
Missing 5 (8.6%)
Need for
Peer-to-peer contactc 4.0 (IQR 2.0)
Missing 4 (6.9%)
Debriefingc 4.0 (IQR 1.0)
Missing 3 (5.2%)
Professional psychological helpc 1.0 (IQR 2.0)
Missing 5 (8.6%)
  1. IQR interquartile range
  2. aRating scale 1–5 (1 much deteriorated—3 neutral—5 much improved)
  3. bRating scale 1–5 (1 major negative—3 neutral—5 major positive)
  4. cRating scale 1–5 (1 not at all—5 very much)