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Table 3 Brief COPE scores in GE and UG students

From: A comparison of stress levels, coping styles and psychological morbidity between graduate-entry and traditional undergraduate medical students during the first 2 years at a UK medical school

N GE UG p
64 346
Self-distraction
 Median 5 5 0.06
 IQR 2 1
 Range 2–8 2–8
Active coping
 Median 6 5 0.02
 IQR 3 2
 Range 3–8 2–8
Denial
 Median 2 2 0.20
 IQR 0 1
 Range 2–5 2–8
Substance use
 Median 3.5 2 <0.001
 IQR 2 2
 Range 2–8 2–8
Emotional support
 Median 5 5 0.69
 IQR 3 3
 Range 2–8 2–8
Instrumental support
 Median 5 5 0.85
 IQR 2 3
 Range 2–8 2–8
Behavioural disengagement
 Median 2 2 0.76
 IQR 1 1
 Range 2–6 2–8
Venting
 Median 4 4 0.87
 IQR 3 2
 Range 2–8 2–8
Positive reframing
 Median 6 5 0.03
 IQR 2 2
 Range 3–8 2–8
Planning
 Median 6 6 0.052
 IQR 2 2
 Range 3–8 2–8
Humour
 Median 4 4 0.57
 IQR 2 3
 Range 2–8 2–8
Acceptance
 Median 6 6 0.76
 IQR 2 2
 Range 3–8 2–8
Religion
 Median 2 2 0.01
 IQR 1 3
 Range 2–8 2–8
Self-blame
 Median 5 5 0.74
 IQR 2 2
 Range 2–8 2–8