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Table 2 Physicians' coping strategies and how they relate to emotional exhaustion

From: Not all coping strategies are created equal: a mixed methods study exploring physicians' self reported coping strategies

Physicians' coping strategies while at work
Coping strategies that are correlated with a lower frequency of emotional exhaustion Coping strategies that are correlated with a higher frequency of emotional exhaustion
Take a time out (r = -.18; p < .0001) Keep stress to myself (r = .23; p < .0001)
Use humor to lighten the situation (r = -.11; p < .0001) Concentrate on what to do next (r = .16; p < .0001)
Talk it over with colleagues (r = -.11; p < .0001) Go on as if nothing happened (r = .07; p < .0001)
Make a plan of action (r = -.10; p = .001)  
Physicians' coping strategies after leaving work
Coping strategies that are correlated with a lower frequency of emotional exhaustion Coping strategies that are correlated with a higher frequency of emotional exhaustion
Set aside quiet time outside of work (r = -.22; p < .0001)  
Find time to exercise (r = -.21; p < .0001)  
Spend time with family outside of work (r = -.19; p < .0001)  
Leave work at work (r = -.17; p < .0001)  
Talk about stress with spouse (r = -.06; p = .001)