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Table 2 Working conditions and personal perceptions of COVID-19 among the study health care providers, Egypt (2020)

From: Worry from contracting COVID-19 infection and its stigma among Egyptian health care providers

Variables n = 565 %
Whether primarily work in ED, ICU, or infectious diseases dep.
 Yes 225 39.8
 No 340 60.2
Having direct experiences in working during a previous pandemic
 Yes 108 19.1
 No 457 80.9
Exposure to at least one diagnosed/suspicious COVID-19-infected person
 Yes 179 31.7
 No 386 68.3
Receiving any training about COVID-19
 Yes 196 34.7
 No 369 65.3
Receiving appropriate guidelines on updated procedures for personal safety to be followed at work
 Yes 404 71.5
 No 161 28.5
Availability of institutional psychological/mental health support
 Yes 126 22.3
 No 439 77.7
Being redirected to COVID-19-related activities
 Yes 161 28.5
 No 404 71.5
Applied changes in personal protection after COVID-19 hit Egypt #
 Started routinely wearing masks 430 76.1
 Started using hand sanitizer/more frequent hand washing 531 94.0
 Started wearing scrubs/disposable clothes 154 27.3
 Started social distancing 466 82.5
Deciding not to wear a mask or other PPE #
 No never 476 84.2
 Yes, because none of my colleagues was wearing it 4 0.7
 Yes, because my employer did not recommend it 11 1.9
 Yes, because it is uncomfortable/inconvenient 38 6.7
 Yes, because I do not believe I need to wear it 29 5.1
 Yes, because it is not available 18 3.2
Probability of work continuation during COVID-19 pandemic if they are fit/well
 Extremely unlikely 38 6.7
 Unlikely 31 5.5
 Neutral 97 17.2
 Likely 195 34.5
 Extremely likely 204 36.1
Personal perception of severity of  COVID-19
 Not severe 25 4.4
 Neutral 76 13.5
 Simple 5 0.9
 Severe 459 81.2
Personal worries about working during COVID-19 pandemic #
 Becoming sick 311 55.0
 Making my loved ones sick 538 95.2
 Not having the appropriate skills to care for COVID-19 patients 200 35.4
 Not having adequate supplies to care for COVID-19 patients 260 46.0
 Others$ 18 3.2
Worry from contracting COVID 19 at work
 Very worry 201 35.6
 Somewhat worry 334 59.1
 Not worried at all 30 5.3
  1. ED emergency department, ICU intensive care unit, COVID-19 coronavirus disease-2019, PPE personal protective equipment
  2. #Multiple answers were allowed.
  3. $Others (there is no vaccine, have no protective equipment, in case of death no compensation will be provided for the family)