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Table 5 Comparison between oncologist and non-oncologist regarding different items of work place stress scale

From: Workplace-related stress among oncologists: Egyptian single-centered observational study

 Oncologist (n = 30) no. %Non-oncologist (n = 30) no. %Fisher’s exact testP value
A: unpleasant or unsafe workplace
 Rarely5 (16.7)5 (16.7)0.360.97
 Sometimes15 (50.0)13 ( 43.3)  
 Often8 (26.7)10 (33.3)  
 Very often2 (6.7)2 (6.7)  
B. job negatively affecting physical or emotional well being    
 Never1 (3.3)1 (3.3)6.270.14
 Rarely5 (16.7)4 (13.3)  
 Sometimes13 (43.3)13 (43.3)  
 Often10 (33.3)5 (16.7)  
 Very often1 (3.3)7 (23.3)  
C. too much work to do and/or too many unreasonable deadlines    
 Never0 (0.0)1 (3.3)2.950.59
 Rarely3 (10.0)5 (16.7)  
 Sometimes13 (43.3)15 (50.0)  
 Often12 (40.0)7 (23.3)  
 Very often2 (6.7)2 (6.7)  
D. difficulty to express opinions or feelings about job conditions to superiors    
 Never1 (3.3)2 (6.7)1.360.88
 Rarely9 (30.0)10 ( 33.3)  
 Sometimes11 (36.7)8 (26.7)  
 Often5 (16.7)7 (23.3)  
 Very often4 (13.3)3 (10.0)  
E. job pressures interfere with family or personal life    
 Never3 (10.0)1 (3.3)2.530.68
 Rarely2 (6.7)5 (16.7)  
 Sometimes12 (40.0)10 (33.3)  
 Often7 (23.3)8 (26.7)  
 Very often6 (20.0)6 (20.0)  
F. adequate control or input over work duties    
 Rarely5 (16.7)3 (10.3)5.520.14
 Sometimes5 (16.7)13 (44.8)  
 Often17 (56.7)11 (37.9)  
 Very often3 (10.0)2 (6.9)  
G. appropriate recognition or rewards for good performance    
 Never4 (13.3)5 (16.7)2.070.56
 Rarely8 (26.7)9 (30.0)  
 Sometimes14 (46.7)9 (30.0)  
 Often4 (13.3)7 (23.3)  
 Very often0 (0.0)0 (0.0)  
H. able to utilize skills and talents to the fullest extent at work    
 Never1 (3.3)1 (3.3)7.240.09
 Rarely11 (36.7)3 (10.0)  
 Sometimes11 (36.7)16 (53.3)  
 Often3 (10.0)7 (23.3)  
 Very often4 (13.3)3 (10.0)  
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