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Table 5 Summary of relevant survey results

From: “Running myself ragged”: stressors faced by peer workers in overdose response settings

Financial insecurity
I feel I am being paid a fair amount for the work I do
  Population that responded (N)
N = 49
Agree/strongly agree
N (% of respondents)
N = 20 (41%)
Neutral
N (% of respondents)
N = 7 (14%)
Disagree/strongly disagree
N (% of respondents)
N = 22 (45%)
Coquitlam 9 3 (33%) 1 (11%) 5 (56%)
MR 7 4 (57%) 2 (29%) 1 (14%)
Vancouver 16 4 (25%) 1 (6%) 11 (69%)
Victoria 17 9 (53%) 3 (18%) 5 (29%)
Lack of respect and recognition at work
When I do a good job, I get the recognition for it that I should receive
  Population that responded (N)
N = 49
Agree/strongly agree
N (% of respondents)
N = 25 (50%)
Neutral
N (% of respondents)
N = 9 (18%)
Disagree/strongly disagree
N (% of respondents)
N = 16 (32%)
Coquitlam 9 1 (11%) 1 (11%) 7 (78%)
MR 8 6 (75%) 1 (13%) 1 (13%)
Vancouver 16 7 (44%) 3 (19%) 6 (38%)
Victoria 17 11 (65%) 4 (24%) 2 (12%)
Poor living conditions
In the last 30 days, did you have any housing challenges as a result of your drug use?
  Population that responded (N)
N = 48
Always/often
N (% of respondents)
N = 11 (23%)
Sometimes
N (% of respondents)
N = 12 (25%)
Rarely/never
N (% of respondents)
N = 25 (52%)
Coquitlam 9 4 (44%) 2 (22%) 3 (33%)
MR 8 2 (25%) 6 (75%) 0 (0%)
Vancouver 15 1 (7%) 2 (13%) 12 (80%)
Victoria 16 4 (25%) 2 (13%) 10 (63%)
Constant exposure to death and trauma
I think that I might have been affected by the traumatic stress of those I help
  Population that responded (N)
N = 49
Always/often
N (% of respondents)
N = 15 (31%)
Sometimes
N (% of respondents)
N = 18 (37%)
Rarely/never
N (% of respondents)
N = 16 (32%)
Coquitlam 8 3 (38%) 2 (25%) 3 (38%)
MR 8 4 (50%) 2 (25%) 2 (25%)
Vancouver 16 4 (25%) 8 (50%) 4 (25%)
Victoria 17 4 (24%) 6 (35%) 7 (41%)
I feel worn out because of my work as an experiential worker
  Population that responded (N)
N = 49
Always/often
N (% of respondents)
N = 8 (16%)
Sometimes
N (% of respondents)
N = 15 (31%)
Rarely/never
N (% of respondents)
N = 26 (53%)
Coquitlam 8 1 (13%) 3 (38%) 4 (50%)
MR 8 0 (0%) 2 (25%) 6 (75%)
Vancouver 16 3 (19%) 8 (50%) 5 (31%)
Victoria 17 4 (24%) 2 (12%) 11 (65%)
I find it difficult to separate my personal life from my life as an experiential worker
  Population that responded (N)
N = 47
Always/often
N (% of respondents)
N = 8 (17%)
Sometimes
N (% of respondents)
N = 14 (30%)
Rarely/never
N (% of respondents)
N = 25 (53%)
Coquitlam 8 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 7 (88%)
MR 7 1 (14%) 2 (29%) 4 (57%)
Vancouver 15 3 (20%) 5 (33%) 7 (47%)
Victoria 17 4 (24%) 6 (35%) 7 (41%)
I have happy thoughts and feelings about those I help and how I could help them
  Population that responded (N)
N = 48
Always/often
N (% of respondents)
N = 30 (63%)
Sometimes
N (% of respondents)
N = 17 (35%)
Rarely/never
N (% of respondents)
N = 1 (2%)
Coquitlam 8 3 (38%) 5 (63%) 0 (0%)
MR 8 3 (38%) 5 (63%) 0 (0%)
Vancouver 15 11 (73%) 3 (20%) 1 (7%)
Victoria 17 13 (76%) 4 (24%) 0 (0%)
I feel a sense of pride in doing my work
  Population that responded (N)
N = 50
Agree/strongly agree
N (% of respondents)
N = 47 (94%)
Neutral
N (% of respondents)
N = 3 (6%)
Disagree/strongly disagree
N (% of respondents)
N = 0 (0%)
Coquitlam 9 8 (89%) 1 (11%) 0 (0%)
MR 8 7 (88%) 1 (13%) 0 (0%)
Vancouver 16 15 (94%) 1 (6%) 0 (0%)
Victoria 17 17 (100%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%)
My work makes me feel satisfied
  Population that responded (N)
N = 47
Always/often
N (% of respondents)
N = 30 (64%)
Sometimes
N (% of respondents)
N = 14 (30%)
Rarely/never
N (% of respondents)
N = 3 (6%)
Coquitlam 9 3 (33%) 4 (44%) 2 (22%)
MR 8 4 (50%) 4 (50%) 0 (0%)
Vancouver 14 11 (79%) 3 (21%) 0 (0%)
Victoria 16 12 (75%) 3 (19%) 1 (6%)
I believe I can make a difference through my work
  Population that responded (N)
N = 47
Always/often
N (% of respondents)
N = 35 (74%)
Sometimes
N (% of respondents)
N = 10 (21%)
Rarely/ never
N (% of respondents)
N = 2 (4%)
Coquitlam 8 6 (75%) 2 (25%) 0 (0%)
MR 8 6 (75%) 2 (25%) 0 (0%)
Vancouver 14 8 (57%) 5 (36%) 1 (7%)
Victoria 17 15 (88%) 1 (6%) 1 (6%)
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