Table 1

Number of participants by speciality and resilience score on CD-RISC (mean, SD)*

SpecialtyNo (%)CD-RISC (mean, SD)
Medicine186 (12.3)63.7 (12.8)
Surgery174 (11.5)67.9 (11.4)
General practice470 (31.0)63.3 (12.2)
Paediatrics98 (6.5)63.9 (11.9)
O&G51 (3.4)67.9 (10.2)
Radiology31 (2.0)65.9 (11.3)
Emergency medicine104 (6.9)63.4 (13.5)
Anaesthetics81 (5.3)64.2 (9.8)
Intensive care medicine17 (1.1)73.9 (10.7)
Psychiatry71 (4.7)65.3 (13.8)
Pathology96 (6.3)67.3 (12.2)
Palliative care46 (3.0)68.5 (10.1)
Oncology†3 (0.2)65.3 (11.0)
Other specialty not listed‡84 (5.5)66.5 (13.0)
GroupNo (%)CD-RISC (mean, SD)
Hospital based1048 (69.0)65.8 (12.4)
General practice470 (31.0)63.3 (12.2)
Surgical specialty225 (14.8)67.9 (11.1)
Non-surgical specialty1293 (85.2)64.5 (12.5)
  • *Range of scores 0–100. Higher scores indicate higher resilience.

  • †Omitted from analysis because there were only three respondents in this cell.

  • ‡5 (0.3%) responded with ‘I’d prefer not to say’.

  • CD-RISC, Conor Davidson Resilience Scale; O&G, Obstetrics and gynaecology.